Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2018 9:08 pm


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Last Online: January 19, 2018
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.


Comment: Hi June! Thank you for the wonderful postcards and letter. I hope the anthology was a success! I love thrifting too. I try to find all my crafting supplies there if i can. Ive always wanted to be a writer but find that when it gets down to it, the things i want to write and have published are too personal to do so. So instead i just diary and hope maybe some one will publish them when I’m long gone. I hope you are well.
LMeowkin rated for TF - White Elephant on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the bounty of goodies! My favorite is the zippered bag - so cute. You made my day!
Response: I'm glad you liked it, I thought the bag was cute but knew I'd never use it. Thanks for the heart.
Kellpepper rated for Write Me A Letter #2 - USA on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: That stationary is awesome! Thank you.
MaryWolfe rated for Let's Get To Know Each Other! on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Wow! Thank you for your very interesting mail! I, too, understand the importance of "play" as my BS is in Parks and Rec! I was fascinated with reading your info and thanks for the PC and your business card! Edit: Just realized that you forgot to answer the original questions and instead sent me questions that you made up (which were good!). That would have been a total of 20 questions!
Comment: I found your answers very interesting. Thanks so much! I loved the post card from Cape Cod. I went there every summer with my parents as a child.
mizlilyroo rated for Cooperatively Fictional #26 on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: A nice, neat piece of writing that I will find hard to follow on from :)
Response: I hope I left some unfinished directions.
craftycrocheter rated for Red - Disappearing 4 Patch on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for resending. The blocks are very nice. Received the email with the picture of the quilt, it is lovely, can't wait to get enough blocks to start assembling my own.
Comment: Very much enjoyed your answers. 2017 was quite the frightening year, I agree. Wishing you well in 2018
Response: Thanks for the heart and I'm glad you enjoyed it. 2018 is becoming just as scary.
CzechFriend rated for Write Me A Letter #1 - Intl on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: June, I love your letter. It was really nice to hear from you. Thank you for the swap and all the postcards you added. I will write back!
sakura15 rated for Creative writing Swap on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I look forward to adding to it in the next swap held by The Bragal :)
thefantasybookworm rated for 2018 Reading Questions on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Good luck on your reading goal in 2018, Happy Reading! :)
SassyGreen rated for 2018 Reading Questions on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Hello, thank you for your answers, it's inspiring that you read that many books per year! One day I too hope to achieve what you've been able to do.
Response: Thanks for your note. It partly depends on all else going on in your life and your free time. Rreading is a wonderful thing to do!
Jafferty rated for 2018 Reading Questions on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks, June! I enjoyed reading your answers.
Sessalouise rated for Write Me A Letter #1 - USA on Dec 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and the little extras! I can't wait to write you back. :)
Macw1975 rated for Write a letter quick swap # 12 on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Lovely letter. You have adorable great grand children. Thank you for the Christmas stickers & the photos in the letter. Merry Christmas to you & your family!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it, naturally, I totally agree about the kids. Have a wonderful holiday season.
denisedecker58 rated for A Simple Woman's Day on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Excellent job as always June!
jj9jj rated for Red - Disappearing 4 Patch on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the square! Happy holidays.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely heartstrings blocks! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you
Gabrielle rated for Poems, Quotes and Notes #2 on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely assortment of poems, quotes and such a nice note. I don't mind typed items at all, as I communicate mostly that way because of arthritis in both hands. Your poems are lovely, and since you are one of my partners you will be getting one of mine! We also must have similar taste, because I bought the same New Yorker PC collection -- and I think I have sent mine away, so I was nice to get it back. I was born in DC, and the Lincoln Memorial is one of my favorite spots! I hope we get to swap again!
Response: Thanks for heart and thanks for your note. It's rare to find swap-botters who share a lot of my tastes (it's a big, big world out there) I'll watch for the mailing from you.

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perkl8r on Jun 28, 2017:

Thank you Junie for your letter sharing the pictures of two of your projects. You do wonderful work and I love looking at it.

I hope you are enjoying your summer and doing lots of fun swaps.


draco on May 14, 2017:

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!

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

anrtist on Dec 3, 2015:

Blessings, cc

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