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Last Online: February 20, 2020
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States
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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.


EccentricNincompoop rated for Poem About January on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful poem. I really enjoyed reading it and I look forward to reading more for your brilliant poetry in the future
Response: Many thanks, no one's ever used "brilliant" before--wow!
BrunetteBunny rated for Novel-TEA swap #4 on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: I've put both books on my TBR list (which is a mile long). Thank you for the long letter!
suepier rated for Swaps ~ Talk about my week 1 on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the amazing diary of your week. I really enjoyed reading about everything that you do. You are a fantastic writer and I love that you shared that beautiful poem with me. Your quilts are also so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your life with men such a special way.
Response: Thanks for the kind words. It was fun to turn it into a little booklet. Thanks for the heart.
LadyJo rated for For the Love of Travel on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and postcards! I even liked reading it more because we visited your area in September. We went to Martha's Vineyard and to Plymouth Rock area. I want to come back to spend more time there. We went to see a Cranberry Farm as well. So pretty! I realized we took the ferry out of your town to MV.
Response: How wonderful! When you come back go out to Provincetown and maybe let me know you're coming and I'll get fliers about upcoming events.
pernie123 rated for TF- Words or word on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for pens, a journal, and a writing pad. You know I am always writing. Our weather has not been bad this winter, thank goodness. Have a happy Valentine's Day!
ericabella rated for Write A Letter Quick Swap #3 on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Hi June! Thank you for the letter and all the sweet postcards. You're great! Happy swapping!
Vickyen rated for Questions - Feb. 2020 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Hi June! Always enjoy when we are partners and thanks for joining the swap! Others seemed to shy away this round - sigh! I very much enjoyed reading your answers and how wonderful that your daughter has grown up to be enjoyable and a friend! A parent is so blessed when that happens! I am always impressed with all the stuff you do and are involved in! Thanks for the wonderful share and the goodies! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for your nice, nice comments and or the heart. You made my day.
denisedecker58 rated for Writing Challenge #1 on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much June! I truly enjoyed reading all your early memories. You did an amazing job of writing them down.
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed them, thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter! I really enjoyed reading it :)
Response: I'm glad ou enjoyed it. Thanks or the heart.
Comment: Thank you for doing the swap with me, June. I found your letter to be interesting. Have a nice week!
Comment: It's a very lovely scarf! I like pink as much as blue so its fine. Thank you!
Response: Oh, good, I'm glad you also like pink. I did love the softness of the fabric.
Comment: Hello neighbor! It’s nice to meet a fellow botter nearby! Funny you should be compelled to write your letter early—I just did one for my partner today! Your quilting sounds fabulous & I’ll check out your blog to see what you’re doing. Thanks for sharing.
jinxspinx rated for Just Randomness on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your thoughtfullness swap to me. Everything in there - i absolutely love. Thank you for making my entire day the best.
Response: I'm so glad I made the right choices. Thanks for the heart.
CherryBlossomLady rated for Poetry Swap - INTL on Jan 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your lovely poetry with me. You are lovely writer. I sent you a reply note in the mail. I hope you receive it well on a day where the sun smiles on your beautiful soul. You are a treasure! -Indira
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I really enjoyed reading it.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it -- writing this kind of letter is really fun for me..Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I very much enjoyed the poems; however I had a lot of trouble reading your writing. Thank you for sharing!
Response: I think you understand why I choose only swaps where I can type. I don't enjoy long hand and it's awful for others to try to read it. I'm happy you liked the poems.
perkl8r rated for QnT Polka Dotted Snowball blocks #6 on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you Junie.
Southsideofthesky rated for Me from A to Z swap on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: June, What a lovely letter! It was so nice to get a window into your daily life. A dear friend of mine only has family in Massachusetts; I'll have to ask them if they've ever been near Hyannis. I love the postcard, by the way. Nothing like a good map! Dark roast coffee is the best way to start any day. I'll definitely ask my grandmother the same set of questions and see what she has to say. What a treat, Alex
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful scarf ~ my favorite color ~ and it's so soft! Your card is lovely and I like the dreamcatcher too It's always fun to receive from you.
Response: I'm glad you liked it; I especially thought of your favorite color for the scarf. I have a similar one and find myself using it often.
amyscraftandmail rated for Holiday/Year End Poem on Jan 19, 2020

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CherryBlossomLady on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you for sharing your poetry with me June! I wrote you a note back- you should see it soon!

DixieDiane on Jun 7, 2019:


ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 21, 2018:

Happy Summer!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

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!

jukejan on Mar 29, 2016:

My wee giftie was filled with wonderful things that I will use in my paper swaps! Thanks so much.

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