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Last Online: May 31, 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.


Fabriqueen rated for Unique Fabric swap 2 on May 31, 2020
Comment: These are all so beautiful! I will love using them. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the cool letter!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for re-sending. It sounds really interesting. I'm not usually into biographies/auto-biographies, but you made it sound really interesting. I'll check it out. Happy Swapping.
Response: so glad it finally reached hyou. Thanks for the heart.
kayebubbly rated for Flat surprise on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the items :3
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely story and note! I do agree that 5,000 words every second week can be a bit much, so I'm thinking of launching a series of shorter micro or flash fiction swaps soon. Thanks for joining! Stay safe <3 Al
Response: How about a happy medium? I'm getting a bit sick of flash fiction request in magazines -- anything under 500 never satisfies as a story to me and micro is a kind of joke.
Response: So glad you received my email -- my computer told me it was undeliverable.
DINI2002 rated for Poetry Swap INTL Round 1- Breeze on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your poetry with me. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the beautiful imagery you presented. You are very sweet and I wish you all the best during these hard times. Let's hope that things will return to normal soon :)
Comment: That's a neat book...thanks for sharing!
LadyJo rated for The Year That Changed My Life on May 13, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed your letter, because it let me into see another culture and theater life. When I was in middle school and high school I was in a few musicals and plays! I enjoyed it! The tulips are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your life with me! Thank you also for the nice Cape Cod post card, too!
Response: I'n glad you had a positive reaction to the letter. I was a bit worried. Professional theatre is a fascinating world.
ToujoursMoi rated for Flat surprise on May 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very very much for sharing these beautiful fabrics with me. I love them
Response: I'm glad you like them. I have such a stash, I'm delighted when I can share.
beachchicken rated for Flat surprise on May 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard book! They will be very useful, I like to join postcard swaps.
Response: Sometimes I forget things I've bought that I hope to send in swaps. This was one, Thanks for the heart.
AngelFaeryKathleen rated for photo story 2 on May 9, 2020
Comment: So sorry to keep you waiting for 10 years to rate your great story
NRGordon rated for Writing Challenge #9 on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your nice letter and poem. I can’t say that I largely agree with you but I certainly understand how you feel. I do agree with your view of our president.
Comment: Thank you for your very nice letter.
Comment: Thanks for the letter. You definitely keep yourself busy. I also find crafting is relaxing. Glad you are able to see your family.
Response: Thanks for the heart, now I just wish the weather would improve so I could go to the beach.
Eulegirl rated for Poem About March on May 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the very thoughtful and timely poem. This March was indeed mad.
Comment: Thank you June for the delightful letter. It was a joy to read! Your community is very lucky to have you pitch in and make masks for them. Keep up the great work!! :) I look forward to your next letter ♥
Carollee922 rated for 1 Page Letter #11 on Apr 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for including the flower photos. I love spring flowers and all they signify.

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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

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!

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