Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 3:51 pm


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Last Online: December 10, 2019
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.


aligurl75 rated for Swaps ~ Dear Fall Diary on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: I got your journal in the mail today. Thank you so much for all the work you put into it. I will come back later when I’ve read it.
Response: Thanks for letting me know it arrived. I hope you won't be bored but it's probably best read in small chunks.
suepier rated for List Swap. 100 Places on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your great list. I enjoyed reading it.
Comment: Thank you for the great letter. It was a wonderful read. I really like the idea of the paper dolls, as well. I hope your poetry class went well.
hg08 rated for my sewing package on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Readergirl rated for Lonely Day Mystery Letter on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Just holding the envelope brings a measure of peace.
Response: I'm glad it arrived. Read it when you want... I hope you have a good holiday week.
Comment: Thanks for a most interesting letter! I agree with you about only one space after a comma - I embraced that while working at the local paper. You have a very busy life and it sounds fulfilling. You are very fortunate to live near family. Our son and family are in Indiana and our daughter is in San Francisco so there are no "drop-ins" there; everything is planned. We did celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with them at a water park in northern Wisconsin this July. We loved it and the little grandsons talked about it and drew pictures for a long time after. I love my family, but what gives me peace and identity is Jesus Christ. I love him and he thinks I am something special. After all, he created me! Good luck on all your endeavors; you are a natural leader and being kind is never wrong. Thank you so much for your letter!
Response: Thanks for our kind notes -- it's been a long, busy day and I'm very tired -- reading your note is a delight, I'm like you liked the letter.
Comment: Thanks for the blocks.
Comment: Thanks for the nice blocks.
Moxieroe rated for Me from A to Z on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Your letter was a great read and very interesting. Thank you!
Response: I'm delighted ou enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart.
perkl8r rated for QnT Polka Dotted Snowball blocks #4 on Nov 16, 2019
Comment: thank you Junie
perkl8r rated for Fall MUG Rug on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: love both of these Junie, thank you!
Comment: The prettiest pink love letter ever! Thanks
Response: I'm glad you like it -- the fabric was an inspiration.
Comment: Thank you ~ I was so thrilled to see that copper stein in the package! I have a copper collection and that is such a great addition to it. I also love the shell. Did you find that where you live?
Response: I'm glad it reached you and was right for your collection. Yes, I found the shell, We are a community of beach walkers and everyone I know has a collection of shells we've found.
Hoxiedove rated for 30 DAY JOURNAL WITH PROMPTS on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: I got the 2nd in the mail and I look forward to reading it. I will be using it for my swaps. I will be in my big Hoss collection of composition notebook she will be #3 fatty! Thank you so much for resending your swap very kind of you. I enjoyed you🥰
Response: PHEWWW! I don't know if you'll ever get the original ... I hope you'll find it an interesting read.
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and card. Your writing group sounds so interesting.
Response: Thanks for the heart -- they're a wonderful group.
Nnyla rated for Three poems and a tea on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Oh, thank you so much for the teas and the wonderful packet of poetry! You're right. There are so many and it's so hard to choose. I love Mary Oliver's work. I want every book she's written in my library. I really, really loved your poem and wish I'd received it a few days earlier, so I could blog about it. I'm putting it on my "to be blogged list" for October 2020. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap! Many, many hearts for you!
Response: Let me know when you put it on your blog and the blog's address so I can see it. I have many of Mary O''s books and love them too.
Candace rated for Journal Prompt - USA on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Hi June! Your journal finally arrived! I bet it also took a detour through SC, mail between SC and NC is very slow. I hope you haven't had anymore plumbing issues.
Response: I've had post office problems (or they've had problems with my handwriting. I'm glad it finally arrived. Plumbing is still not perfect, probably never will be.
Comment: I loved reading your letter, thank you!
Comment: Loved your letter, especially adding the photo! Thanks so much.

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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.

anrtist on Mar 4, 2016:

THANK YOU @junemoon
for the wonderful envie stuffed full of
beautiful fabrics ;-)
Blessings, cc

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