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Last Online: August 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.


vlhafer54 rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the very large fat 8ths!
Comment: Lovely letter thank you so much:-)
Lisapotterylady rated for TF - Special size on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: This is such a beautiful box ~ thank you! Its my favorite color so I will enjoy using it.
Response: Good, I didn't know it was your favorite color, I'm glad, Enjoy. Thnks for heart.
nannydino rated for A penny for your thoughts on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Hi June, wow what a lovely envelope of goodness...thank you so much ! The mini prayer flag is so cute! Happy summer swapping peace love light
Comment: Thanks for joining in with me. :) It was nice to "meet" you some more.
earthnk rated for AQ~ Simple for the summer! on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thanks June for the beautiful blocks of red color. I think I saw some of my fabrics in the block too.
Response: Thanks for your rating. I think we'll have interesting quilts -- if we keep doing these swaps and add a few more of our own (which I plan to do)
Chaosfay rated for AQ~ Share your idea/ambition on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and sharing your story. In regards to your question, I suggest looking into oracle decks. Traditional decks are as nails on a chalkboard for me, but oracle decks are more fluid and open. There are quite a few decks that are more of a mix between the two, but I found them rather awkward and foreign. Metaphysical/Pagan stores overprice things quite a bit so check online. I don't have any stores near me in my section of Oregon, but when I live in Nebraska there was one that I visited a lot. I did a mini-cheat and wrote down the names of decks and looked them up online, purchasing them for their actual price. A rule with tarot cards: they must never touch the ground. Something must be between them. I suggest making a tarot mat. I have one that's made of silk and satin, two sided, 18x18 inches; a friend made it for me as a gift with the deck I use. I make and sell tarot mats (though they can serve as table mats as well), but I use only quilt fabric because I'm unfamiliar with garment fabrics. Your quilt style with it's fluid artistic designs will work wonderfully for making these mats.
Response: Thanks for the info. I'm curious and will look online. I did not find the Tarot intuitive to use. Mainly I use the I Ching, which i'm sure you know is quite a different thing from a different tradition Thanks for the rating.
SephJez rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS!!! on Jul 26, 2018
MrFreakShow rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS!!! on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Great answers, although I'm not a big fan of your answers about cream corn and baked beans (;
kimberlywritesstuff rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS!!! on Jul 25, 2018
Hyshu rated for Trip Itinerary *USA* on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Wonderful trip! I enjoyed reading it and felt like I was transported there with you!
Response: 'Delighted you enjoyed it. It was a memorable trip, I love traveling with my daughters
Comment: Wow, June, I was blown away by your delightful letter and wonderful goodies! Your answers were so thoughtful, and I have cooking on mine as well! I would say it's never too late to try something new. The extra goodies were also so sweet and even the washi tape on the outside was beautiful--thank you for a delightful swap!
Response: DElighted you enjoyed it. It was a very memorable trip, love traveling with my daughters.
HannahsMommy07 rated for Letter-Writing Quick Swap! on Jul 25, 2018
LadyJo rated for Trip Itinerary *USA* on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed hearing all about this area! I was at Arcadia a few years ago but want to go back an explore this area some more. Monhegan Island is new too me but I know I would want to visit here! Thank you for sharing!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. It was a memorable trip. I love traveling with my daughters.
Comment: Thank you for the decorated letter and postcards :0) It has been about 25 years, but I have visited that area once!
Response: I hope you retain happy memories. Thanks for the heart.
anandatashie rated for Cento Poetry Challenge on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you! You took a different approach than I did (I used smaller poetic fragments by others) so it was really interesting to read.
Response: An interesting challenge, not really a way I choose to work. I enjoyed other people's solutions.
Vickyen rated for Swaps ~ Book Related Letter on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Hi June! Always fun to have you as a partner! Thank you for sharing about what you had just finished reading - I read for fun and if I pick up new info along the way, that is an added bonus! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
Response: To me its only fun if gives me something new.
Comment: Thank you for the nice, handwritten, note. :) I'll have to look up the book you mentioned, as I'm in need for a change in reading patterns lately. :)
perkl8r rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #3 on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Lovely, lovely, lovely. love the batiks, the butterflies, the title, the design, everything! thank you dear.
Response: Enjoy!!

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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!

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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