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Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States
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About Me

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.


Amelia rated for Let's Write! I Feel Pretty on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: June, thank you for your thoughtful and lovely letter. It's so good to hear your thoughts. Thanks for joining my writing swaps!
Comment: Well written! I agree with what you say. Better than what I wrote, but same ideas! You are in RI for winter?
Response: Do you mean Rhode Island? No, I'm on Cape Cod and going nowhere. Actually love it here. Glad you liked the poem.
Krystal2424 rated for One Week - One Letter #14 on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter. It’s made me feel like I should get back to quilting and maybe try to get one finished for my nephew this Christmas!
Response: If I inspired you, I'm glad. It is time consuming but need not be as big a job as it sometimes seems. Thanks for the heart,
Lilyhax rated for Something We've Learned #3 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your card and note. I used to quilt and am amazed you have completed three this year!
Response: I am a relaxed quilter, I don't try tom make show quality or heirloom quilt. I make every day quilts with simple patterns.
FindingFunInLife rated for Creative Questions - Email on Nov 9, 2020
littlehana86 rated for One Week - One Letter #3 on Nov 8, 2020
Comment: Good day to you! Thank you for your letter. It's good that you can have zoom session to talk with others. :) and a nice quilting hobby is good at current most staying at home time. Your letter actually arrive in early october, I'm sorry I take time to read and rate.
Response: Thanks for rating --it's the only way to know something arrived. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed reading your prompt inspiration. As an avid reader, I had to smile that the intrigue of the book allowed her to let go of perfection and pressure.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it -- and thanks for the heart. Don't try her pie filling recipe, I think it would be disastrous.
MyRetroSoul rated for TF: Orange on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: thank you for the beautiful scarf! I love it!
Response: Oh, good! Some people realluy don't like orange but I think they wouldn't have joined this swap.
PooKwin73 rated for Deeeeeeep Thouuuuggghhhtttsss... on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap! I enjoyed having a little glimpse into your daily thoughts and happenings, and especially your description of the view out your window in the mornings. Thanks for sharing it with with me!!
Response: I'm glad to hear it. thanks for the heart.
Comment: thank you. It was all so beautiful
Response: Thanks for the welcome comment.
LibraryMaker rated for What are you reading #5 on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! Bill Cunningham's book sounds really great! :)
Response: If you can't get it from a local library, I imagine Amazon has second hand copies at a very reasonable price. Love sharing book ideas with others.
PamV rated for Vintage embroidered linens - quick swap on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely embroidered pieces and extra napkins...very generous...much appreciated. I will incorporate each piece into one of my handmade journals. I'd give you many hearts if I could...thank you!
Response: Very glad you like them and will use them. Thanks for the heart.
AFK rated for Haiku on a postcard #4 on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap, your postcard and haiku ❤️
Writercat rated for As the leaves turn - poem on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for that lovely heartfelt poem about the leaves turning, June. I so enjoyed reading it. It was beautiful and so is that golden photo with the vibrant leaves over a lake. Much appreciated and thanks for the stickers, too! Cathy/Writercat
Comment: Thank you! great stuff
Response: Glad you like it. Thans for the heart,
Vickyen rated for My Weekly Gratitude PC #2 on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Hi June! Thanks for the interesting pc and the share! There really is always something to be grateful for! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
brooklynbunch rated for Let's Write! Outside my window on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Great to get your letter--I lived in Mass in the 1980s, but only got to the Cape on weekends and holidays behind miles of traffic. Thanks for the more tranquil view. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it.
basykes rated for October/November 2020 Questions on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your chatty answers. I shudder at the thought of couye. I'm not that adventurous.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and story- always a pleasure. <3 AL
Comment: A very fitting poem to fit in the world of today. Something we can all relate to.

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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! ♥♥!

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

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