Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2018 5:25 pm


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Last Online: June 18, 2018
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.


jj9jj rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #2 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Love the fabric choices! Thanks!
manme rated for Favorite moment a day: May on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Your effort really shows! I would give you more hearts if I could. <3
vlhafer54 rated for QNT blossom blocks PURPLE prints on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty squares!
armadillogal rated for TF - From Me to You! on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the resend.
Natasa rated for 5 questions letter #1 on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: thank you
vlhafer54 rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabrics. They actually go together. The red and pink I sent clashed. Happy swapping!
Response: Yes, I wanted them to go together. I'm glad that pleases you.
ScrapHappySewer rated for Fat Quarter Swap on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely fabric and the pattern! I would love to try this pattern out but do you have the drawing of the pieces.
Response: I'm sorry I don't have--it was torn form a quily magazine I was cleaning out of my stack of old ones. I threw it away. I thought I had included everything. Maybe you can look it up on the magazine's website.
Comment: If I could give you more hearts I would! The paper was really cute never seen any like in the shape of flip flops. Last year my husband and I had corn and we went looking for the holders well I didn't have any now we do! and the sun glasses were great I hope you don't mind I am going to use some of your ideas
Comment: Thanks for the lovely fabrics, I can't wait to use them!
Response: Enjoy! thanks for the heart.
ChrisAnne rated for OFAP: USA Altered Postcard on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: June, great job on the PC! I love the fun fabrics, especially the tea. I will be using the tea cups to make tea wallets for a few fellow swappers.
Response: I just discovered tea wallets at my guild's last show. Never thought of making any myself but it's a very good idea. Enjoy.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely long letter, I'm sending a reply on Monday :)
Seacrow rated for Button Swap on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you, June, for the lovely buttons--such a nice variety! The extra bits are wonderful! Thank you so much. Love your personal calling card, too. Hope to swap with you again.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for the heart.a
thebragal rated for Cooperatively Fictional #28 on May 30, 2018
Comment: Very cool story. Thank You for the extra info to help me continue the story. I would have been very put off by the topic of a reptile but I’ve recently been watching an exotic veterinary TV show and I’ve gained a greater appreciation for people who love reptiles. I used to have a newt and a few tiny aquatic frogs. that’s the closest I’ve gotten to a reptile pet.
Response: I'm still put off by sharing a space with a reptile. I saw a lot of iguans in Costa Rica and they seemed placid but... no thanks.
thequilterslink rated for Swaps ~ Spring Diary Swap on May 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the interesting journal. You are one busy lady. I seldom quilt anymore but have tons of partially made quilts and kits cut out...someday
Comment: Thank you very much and thank you for the gift for Jazlyn as well. we will save the gifts till Christmas.
Response: That's fine although yours "won't fit in a stocking". Mayb Jazly's will. You've got a lot of will power, I'd never be able to wait.
Lablauri57 rated for Write a letter quick swap #20 on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card. I was just wearing my cape cod pull over sweatshirt I got there about 6 years ago. Loved walking the beaches and the water was so light green. Must of been fall because I remember having to get the sweatshirt as I was cold. Have a great summer
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed Cape Cod. With the kind of winds we get, you migth have needed that sweatshirt most any month.
skinny52 rated for Fabric Curiosities on May 25, 2018
Comment: Great assortment of fabrics and a very cool presentation...I love the zipper in the paper pouch, definitely on my list of things to try...thanks for everything
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing, I enjoyed your swap :) I put your poems in my 2018 junk journal so, I can read them again.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed them, a poem should be good for several readings.
Comment: Thank you june for the wonderful visit to your state, it was a pleasure to read about your town and the descriptions made me feel as though i was there with you. .
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Perhaps some day you'll visit it. Thanks fo the heart.
Comment: Where you live sounds AMAZING. Also, I think we used to be penpals at one point ;)
Response: It is a wonderful place. I've been on Swap-bot a long time and am now sure who I've written to a lot ... overload.

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manme on Jun 18, 2018:

Happy belated birthday June! And thank you once again for your nice swap in "Favorite moments May 2018" swap! :)

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!

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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