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Last Online: January 20, 2022
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.

Love receiving letter paper for computer with designs, (no cartoons) anything else. Washi tape, noncartoony stickers, interesting PCs--not places. Don't send me books, I'm very picky. Teas are fine and so are individual coffees like Starbucks has in packages.

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 about most subjects, including bio docmentaries

Note: My handwriting is almost unreadable (I try very hard to write addresses clearly but sometimes the P.O.clerk has to look things up. I DO try.

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.

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: Thank you! The 1920s seem like such a fun time to collect from-- most of my vintage items are from the 1950s or later. To be fair, I was born in 1996 so that seems vintage to me :)
Response: Start saving interesting things now and you'll have a vintage collection i 50 years.
JuneRosebud rated for TF: Color Swap White And/Or Gray on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Hi June! Thank you for the towel & scarf. Can always use more of both!!
Response: glad you like them. Happy thrift-store shopping this year.
perkl8r rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #5 on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: thank you, pretty fabric
perkl8r rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #5 on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: thank you
sherheart rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #4 on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks
acciounicorn rated for Burn After Reading - Week 1 on Jan 11, 2022
Comment: That would be a good mystery to solve!
Response: Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I finally received it, along with 26 others and some regular mail. I wonder where the USPS stores it all while the wait to mass-deliver it. Our daughter lost power for about the same period you described. It is a pain. Our power goes out here in the Maine sticks so often that we got a generator back about 20 years ago. I have to turn the well pump breaker off when we use the oven, so they don't both turn on at the same time. Other than that, the only thing it won't power is the cloths dryer. I'm working on book too. I will have to consult with an editor on what to call it. It is basically a true story of events of my younger years but I have changed the names, specific dates, and places to protect the guilty... or to protect me from a law suite.
Response: Gkad you ially got it. Good for you and your book -- if you changed a lot you should consider it a novel. Nams are always hard. Good luck. My novel will be lauched March 1.
MisplacedfromPA rated for TF: Send me Winter on Dec 31, 2021
Comment: 2 scarves (one glittery--wearing tonight, and one red--for valentines day era) and a cute crocheted snowflake. Thank you so very much. Happy New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Comment: I so enjoyed reading your "back story" it fleshed out your persona on ofap so thank you for that
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I love to read mostly in bed. And thanks for joining the swaps!
Comment: Thank you! My husband has a reading goal every year. I think his 2022 resolution is 100 books. His book choices are usually heavy reading, so that's going to be a feat! He read 80 books in 2021 - might get to 81 if he finishes the one he's reading in time. A great resolution!
jandmterry rated for Swaps - Dear Fall Diary on Dec 26, 2021
Comment: It arrived on Thursday. I have flipped through it and look forward to reading it.
Response: I'm glad it got there -- that's the longest time any "book" has taken in the US. There's a lot of reading -- I hope you won't be bored.
Cindymt rated for Dec 7 Nat'l Letter Writing Day on Dec 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you! It was nice getting you as a partner after seeing you in many of my swaps! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thanks!
Lilyhax rated for 65 Random Questions on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: I need to be more like you and DNF books I'm not enjoying. Life is too short to read bad books! Thanks for the cool postcard.
Response: It took me quite a while to stop feeling guilty when I stopped reading something -- but there's time for better reading experiencses Thanks for your note
perkl8r rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #4 on Dec 13, 2021
Comment: lovely thank you,
perkl8r rated for QnT make your own 5" charm pack #2 on Dec 13, 2021
Comment: thank you June.
KrystalCook84 rated for 65 Random Questions on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely answers! You are very insightful :)

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anrtist on Dec 21, 2021:


Kirkdebb on Aug 29, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful fabric! I love the pretty dragonflys and I was excited to see such a large sunflower! I love your quilt and think your book idea is genius! Thank you again!!

Jillemina on Jan 18, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely letter! I look forward to answering it very soon. Jill

manders2280 on Sep 6, 2020:

Thanks ever so much for your followup note. I've learned from my first SOC round to read SOC letters literally, without extrapolating a personal philosophy or belief.

FeltPrincess on May 18, 2020:

I like your profile. :) I have a thing for good literature too.

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! ♥♥!

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