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Last Online: August 21, 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.


Gaucha rated for Share Some Poetry! #4 on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: It's already here! That was quick and I loved it. Thank you so much for sharing your favorite poems with me. I was especially impressed by your own two poems, I love them. I will be rereading this swap for sure. Thanks again!
Response: Thanks so much for the kind words-- makes my day.
vlhafer54 rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #3 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Beautiful - love the flowers and the applique - thank you!
dvmac rated for Sentence a day July on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Hi June A fascinating subject. I wouldn't call your handwriting "horrible' - just really, really hard to read. LOL Thank you for an interesting journal.
Response: You're very kind and I can only apologoize again for the handwriting. I hope you are at least partly as interested in di Vinci as I am.
AvianAine rated for Made to rise above it on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Your letter has already arrived, June! Loved to read about your growing up on a farm. A lot of sceneries appeared in front of my inner eyes. I will surely think about the encouraging message of your letter as i tend to hide my light under the bushel. Thank you also for using beautiful paper; very appreciated!
Response: Thanks for you note. Please try not to hide your light under a bushel or for any sad little excuse. Have a wonderful end of summer.
perkl8r rated for QnT Polka Dotted Snowball blocks #1 on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: thank you June.
pattiairel rated for Swaps ~ Send Anything #3 on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: thanks for a nice swapβ™₯β™₯β™₯
Mindy82671 rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap #15 on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I checked out your 7nth quilt on your blog and I love it! So neat how you made big squares out of smaller squares with coordinating colors. Your are very talented!
Response: Thanks, Mindy. It's been a fun quilting summer and I love when people go to my blog.
Eulegirl rated for Share Your Poetry on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: I like narrative in poetry, too. Fairy tales was especially strong to me--probably because it speaks to issues that are among those that stick out to me a lot. Thank you for sharing your work with me!
Response: Delighted you liked it. Thanks for saying so.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful B,W and Purple blocks! I wish I had been there for the festival. I love Hydrangeas! The first gift I ever gave my mother was a pot plant of hydrangeas. I think I was about 9 or 10. Daddy would give me 50 cents a day to buy a drink after school. The lady at the florist on our street had me bring her my drink money every day for a week. Now, I realize how little money I gave her for the plant. But her family was rewarded for it. Her daughters are still in the floral business after all these years. Hugs, Diane
mermaidery rated for Write a Letter Quick swap 14 on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: It's been hot here, but cooler than the inland. The ocean does make a difference. That also comes with getting the brunt of the bad storms. Full force coming off that ocean or getting to it and picking up because of it. We just got our power back a few days ago from a bad storm on the 22nd. It honestly reminded me of a mini Sandy. The area got hit hard and really quick. So many trees down! I enjoyed your letter. Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're totally right. Cape Cod just had three baby tornadoes one nigh, trees down, power out, Missed where I am by at least a mile.
fortannam rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun squares! Can’t wait to get stitching!
Eulegirl rated for Share Some Poetry! #3 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I love Wislawa Szymborska, whose work I was introduced to in college.
CaseyErin rated for Travelling Abroad Letter on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Another JuneMoon letter goes in my favorites box! I love to read your writing--it makes me feel transported. You, my friend, have a gift. Thank you for sharing!
Response: I write to share and am very happy when someone enjoys what I write.Thanks!!
bluecrayons rated for Questions for Fun #1 - Email on Jul 26, 2019
samjowers rated for 2 1/2 inch square fabric swap on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great variety of colors ! Nice fabrics and extras added to the 20 required. A couple had holes in them and a few were cut really wonkie, but there are at least 20 that were great! Thanks for adding to my collection!
Comment: We have some similar plans if we could converse with animals. :)
kristyrogers rated for Lickety split letter July on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: What a lovely letter! Thank you! I will write back this weekend!
Jjean rated for Fun Questions - What If ? - Email on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers - interesting and different.
Comment: The only thing i have to say, is that, I can not believe that it hasn't been published yet! It is such an amazingly crafted story that I think needs to be shared with the world
Response: Many thanks, I'm afraid the world isn't looking for historical stories of this type. It's a kind of throw-back to the '40s.
perkl8r rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #2 on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Got it, love it, and you used more than 3 polka dotted prints...thank you for the story behind the mini as well. I hope you are well and staying as cool as possible. we are in for some record heat days the rest of this week
Response: I'm glad you like it. Probably you're in for somewhat hotter week than we although the humidity index is up and that's just not any fun.

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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! Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯!

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,,, Ò˜º 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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