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Last Online: December 7, 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.

NEWS!!! I FINALLY HAVE A NOVEL IN PRINIT -- as of February 2022. FRIENDSHIP QUILTS is the name of it -- it's not a how-to, it's complicated story that partly takes place in a small town, Friendship, Indiana. The book is available on Amazon both as a fat paper back and as an e-book.

It is an ideal book for reading groups and other discussion groups. If you read it and have questions please PM me. I'd live to hear from readers.

I will add a new website in the near future where you can learn more.

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.

About Me

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: Thanks for the review.
myancey rated for TELL ME #7 on Dec 7, 2022
octobereve930 rated for TELL ME #7 on Dec 7, 2022
Comment: i will adjust this when I receive your card... have a blessed day. 12/7
Comment: Well June thanks - I don't think you could have got anymore in the envelope without the envelope just exploding. LOL. There is so much stuff in there - I can't wait to use everything. Wow thanks again.
Response: I'm glad it got there so quickly -- theswap was HAPPY MAIL so I tried.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your book---that does sound interesting! I like reading memoirs and journals and such.
Comment: Thank you
aprilivy rated for TELL ME #12 on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard :) The stages in life definitely changes friendship but I still try to keep in touch. Hope you are having a great day
SkaGirl rated for 44 Thought-Provoking Questions on Dec 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you! :)
debbiespoms rated for TELL ME #12 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: TYVM June for the Cape Cod postcard and for telling me about your best friends. If those friends of yours passed away, that so sad.🙁
Response: Yes, it's sad but when you're in the 80s it becomes something you and your friends are dealing with much too often,
Comment: It was lovely hearing from you! I also just love thrift stores and prefer them over malls for sure. I can spend hours just seeing all random things in there. I hope you're doing well
Response: Thanks -- I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves thrift stores -- Tuesday is "treasure hunt day" (discoutn) and I'll spend a happy hour looking at everything. Happy holiays.
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy #13 on Nov 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling reindeer fabric and metallic rick-rack! I love them! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for QNT HSTS black w/batik #14 on Nov 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely HSTs! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving! As usual, I ate too much, and I feel like the stuffed turkey. LOL! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
SunflowerRose rated for book im reading pc 15 usa on Nov 24, 2022
Comment: i think i got it
Net3811 rated for 5,000 Questions - Part 7 >>>><<<< on Nov 24, 2022
Comment: You're definitely an interesting person June! Thanks for the postcard
Response: Thanks. I hope I am -- I've had time to get this way.
perkl8r rated for QNT HSTS black w/batik #14 on Nov 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you, June and Happy Thanksgiving to you!
tendersores rated for Reading Challenge #1 - pick one! on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! The Potala in Lhasa sounds very neat!
Savannahrandons rated for SURPRISE SWAP! #5 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the items you chose to send. Not sure what I am going to do with a 2022 calendar though. Pictures in it are pretty. Have a wonderful day.
Comment: Thanks!
Lealie rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #319 on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter! I've never known about art quilting - the quilting I was taught is basically to make good use of random, salvaged, and leftover scraps of fabric in a useful and beautiful way. I wish you a lot of success with your book (and the upcoming ones, too)!
Response: Thank you. If you keep your eyes open at magazine sales places, you may discover a whole other world of quilting. I find it very wonderful!

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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! ♥♥!

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!

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