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Last Online: December 10, 2018
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States
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About Me

NOTE: I ALWAYS RATE, USUALLY THE DAY I RECEIVE A SWAP. I hope others treat swaps received from me the same way. I usually mail very soon after partners are assigned, so if you haven't received a swap, PM me, I'll resend.

A New Yorker for over 25 years I retired to Cape Cod spring 2009. This is a beautiful part of the country with mostly good weather. I recommended it for a vacation. If you're going to be here, PM me, I'd love to meet you.

I'm am a traveler, a writer, a quilter and quite few other things we won't go into.

TO THRIFT STORE SWAP PARTNERS Love Thrift Shopping, especially scarves, cloth tote bags, fabrics I can use in quilting, blue and white dishes, and little vases, old jars of buttons, ribbons, braid and rickrack, nice placemats, napkins, potholders, eye glasses cases.

The list below is things I'm always happy to receive, whether thrift shop or other kinds of swaps:

Things I Like:

cotton fabrics suitable for quilting. I like all colors (black and whites, red, clear bright colors, batiks). I don't like novelty prints, especially don't like cartoony ones. Buttons and ribbons and other embellishments are appreciated.

I love all kinds of,chocolate, I also like caramels, nutty candies, and fruity ones, teas but not fruit flavors and I don't like chai very much. Coffee but not flavored.

I like useful things like pens, and markers, note cards, interesting post-its, swap labels, small blank books, arty postcards, interesting computer stationary, non-cartoony stickers.

I don't like kawai or hello Kitty stuff. I don't need little odds and ends; I don't scrapbook or do small crafts.

I'm a pretty serious person. I love the writing swaps and ones including poetry. Since I quilt passionately I love the fabrics especially those with some metallic in their patterns and also sky and landscape-y designs, also fabrics with trees and realistic birds or other animals.

I really appreciate notes that tell me about who you are and where you live. Knowing what makes people individual is the fun part of any correspondence, even on postcards. I'm sad when a swapper just gives her name and says nothing else.

Favorite Music

Classical, the usual big names, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and just about the whole mixed bunch. I play the piano and especially enjoy all sorts of piano music.

Favorite Movies

I prefer European movies to American, usually. Loved Lord of the Rings. Want good acting rather than entertainment or thrills or even laughs. Admire good script writing which occasionally happens in American movies, but not often. Like documentaries too.

Favorite Television

Do not have a TV, consider most of it mind numbing drek. I read A LOT! I do not read genre books, as I said I'm pretty serious and especially about literature. I like books by important foreign authors, poetry, books about nature or people's travels and many kinds of non-fiction but not self-help or new age. Please don't send me books. I'm really picky.

The only books I'd like to receive are blank journals or nice little notebooks that I can carry in a purse.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting! And writing of all sorts. I like other people's textiles but I can't knit or crochet and don't embroider or do needlepoint although I used to do both. I like and use all colors. I'm not into vintage. I rarely use lace or rick-rack but I love interesting buttons and ribbons. I sell my quilts and am open to personal swaps of my quilts for something you have or make.

All writing is craft; I write A LOT, love writing letters, as well as poetry, fiction, nonfiction and journals -- also my blogs. One is supposed to be about quilting but is also about what I'm reading or concerned about. My second blog is for my serious side and for occasional crabby rants. I'd love it if people who go to my blogs would leave a comment. I'd be thrilled if you liked it enough to recommend it or become a follower.

Pllease Don't Send

books [ see above] I'm VERY picky.

religious things from any religion and no fairies, witches, unicorns or other magic stuff

flavored coffees

anything Hello kitty or Kawai

Don't write to me in texting shorthand -- PLEASE! -- it makes my hair stand on end.


Comment: I'm sorry for the lengthy delay in rating. Your letter was a pleasure to read. I appreciate the proper grammar, punctuation and all. I'm beginning to receive letters written as if they were texts making them hard to decipher. I admire folks who make quilts and didn't know there was a big quilt show in Dallas. I know what you mean by the early Thanksgiving throwing you off kilter. Also, it takes me longer to adjust to the time change. Thank you for the post card, happy swapping.
PolkaDotty rated for QNT: Orphan Block Swap on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks June!
Comment: June, I love the blue block you sent and will think of you fondly each time I look at it. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas.
Germanbaby77 rated for A.Q. Winter APRON Swap! on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Although it was christmas related instead of "Winter", I LOVE it! you did a great job on it. Where did you get that pattern, I'd love to get my hands on it....
Response: Glad you like it. It's Simplicity 8815 and has small,medium & large versions. I'm soon going to make a small for a grandchild. I made a few small changes on trim. For me Christmas is the start of winter. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Received your card yesterday, thanks for sharing! Not feeling very thankful with all this snow at the moment!!
Response: I've been reading about the snow -- early this year and I'm sure, it's not very welcome. I hope you are all managing well.
Vickyen rated for O50 & P WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Hi June! Love the pc and that your Autumn is so beautiful - the trees were so-so here this year but still some were pretty! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
pernie123 rated for Christmas Thrifting on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for box full of surprises.I shall keep wrapped gift until Christmas. I like stationery, dreamcatchers, cards, etc. Happy Holidays to you !
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart. Actually you probably should open the package before Christmas as the contents are for Christmas decor.
stephanieM rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #27 on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: I always love hearing from you!
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the bookmark!
RooBaRoo rated for Nonfiction Essay Workshop on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Very interesting read, I really liked your allegory, if was like "non-linear writing", but in conceptualization, not in presentation :) I would like to read something in the "ideas pushing in like pebbles" format too!!
Response: Thank you very much. I've written you an email which you will have seen, I think, before you see this.
Comment: Received your lovely blocks, Thank you so much.
shinyserra rated for Write a Letter QUICK Swap#26 on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: I'm surprised our paths haven't crossed as well! Your poems were beautiful. Thank you for sharing with me about your life, and also thank you for sharing pictures of your quilts and the poems. :)
DixieDiane rated for Swaps~ My Fall Diary on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Recd today. Thank you...been reading. Enjoying
Serendipity7894 rated for Nonfiction Essay Workshop on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Your essay was wonderful and thought-provoking! I enjoyed swapping stories with you :)
Comment: beautiful as always, I love your art quilts. thank you Junie
susieq40 rated for TF - Find an accessory! on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty purple scarf. Can't wait to wear it....
porpie5 rated for Nonfiction Essay Workshop on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your essay and the helpful tips about mine.
Comment: THANK YOU for the very neat Journal … I can't wait to sit down and read everything!
Response: I'm glad it got there, I always hold my breath about how long media mail will take. I hope you enjoy the journal - being a writer all my life, I sometmes just about can't stop.
Vickyen rated for O50&P/ The History of You and Me on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Hi June! Thanks so much for the really interesting history! It is hard not to get political at times, so no worries about that! Thanks again for the great share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks,glad you likie ti. Have a great Thanksgiving.
ladydy5 rated for TF - Four colors of Autumn on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your gift to write my next adventure and for the colors of autumn, my favorite season in Tennessee

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slewis234 on Nov 29, 2018:

Hi Junemom, thinking about you and hoping today is a good day for you dear one. I love the red, black and white quilt I found on your calendar/blog thingy I was just reading! I'm going to work on a red and black quilt for my youngest son Brett because his Texas Tech University school colors were red and black! I love those colors together like you. And in my mind, I can picture your lively quilt hanging on the back of your sofa as you described! You've always been one of my favorite people here on zb since I've been here. You e always been so kind and loving to everyone which is sometimes hard to come by these days. Just wanted to say hello. I had taken some time off but am glad to be back again and see that some of my fondest people are still here. I hope you enjoy your evening. Hugs, Shelley

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 21, 2018:

Happy Summer!

anrtist on Jun 7, 2018:

HI JUNE!!!!!

Happy Birthday to you!

& Blessings!!! cc

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

perkl8r on Jun 28, 2017:

Thank you Junie for your letter sharing the pictures of two of your projects. You do wonderful work and I love looking at it.

I hope you are enjoying your summer and doing lots of fun swaps.


mgallardo68 on Apr 27, 2017:

Thank you so much for stopping by my profile June and for accepting me in your group! ♥♥!

bunsofaluminum on Apr 18, 2017:

June! I got your wonderful return letter...thanks for that. Loved that envelope made of a calendar page! very clever. I enjoyed your letter very much. A delightful surprise.

jukejan on Feb 5, 2017:

Congrats on 2000 swaps!

anrtist on Aug 12, 2016:

IF you will go into the APDG = Artistic PROFILE Deco group
There is a thread IN there with tips to post pictures ;-)
Hundreds have learned how to do it there...
it is really so easy! Just have to use this formula ...
! [ ] ( paste your saved picture info here )
then press enter;-)

& I just found this one and had to share it with you too!!! I think you will get a kick out of it,,, ☺ Blessings! cc

perkl8r on May 31, 2016:

Currently on display at work on my Mini Art Quilt Gallery is one beautiful piece of art by June Calender called "Pioneers Circles of Protection" from 2-2013.

I change my display when the urge hits me or we have a special holiday but this one has been up for 3 weeks and I love it!

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