Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2019 6:34 am


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Last Online: October 22, 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.


Comment: Beautiful poetry ~ thank you! Now I'm off to try a diamante poem :)
Response: Glad you liked the poems, and ever betteri if your're inspired to try writing one.
krspellman rated for Swaps ~ Dear Summer Diary on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all of the work and creativity you put in to the journal
Response: I'm so glad you finally have it.
EccentricNincompoop rated for Poetry on a postcard on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: I loved the postcard and the poems ❤
perkl8r rated for QnT Polka Dotted Snowball blocks #3 on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: thank you
perkl8r rated for QnT Polka Dotted Snowball blocks #2 on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you Junie.
montigneyrules rated for Thrift Shop Adventures #1 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks. The book is cute, is this what people used before Goodreads app? Haha
Response: Probably -- once upon a time people didn't keep their info digitally they actually WROTE in a notebook -- how old fashioned is that ?
Comment: Beautiful summer colors reminds me of the motion of the ocean.
Response: I'm glad you like them.
Hollycarole92 rated for Poetry Challenge #4 on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the poems, June! You're so talented! And I really love the extra fall poem. :)
Response: I'm glad you like the fall poem -- it was especially for you. Hope you have a beautiful autumn season
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I loved them all especially the cute Mother Goose poem written by you! Thanks again for another Cape Cod postcard. It brings back childhood memories.
Eulegirl rated for Mini Poetry Book on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your work with me!
Eulegirl rated for Poetry Challenge #2 on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I enjoyed your word games!
sherheart rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #4 on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: I ❤️ love the little quilt you sent me. I love the poem and appliquéd dog. Background fabric is perfect for the story. Thanks 💕
Response: I'm so glad you like it. The poem makes me very happy.
AvianAine rated for Share Some Poetry! #4 on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: The poems have arrived June! Wow, i love the picture with the lion! And i also like the diamante poems a lot. A huge thank you for resending!
Response: I'm really glad you enjoyed them.
dancingtiger rated for Poetry Challenge #3 on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: lovely how you wove 'autumn' into the middle of your poem .
Response: It was a fun challenge
NRGordon rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #9 ☆ on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the swap and your answers. It sounds like you have an interesting life and are enjoying your retirement. I spent summers on my grandmother's farm. If there was farming technology, we didn't have it either.
Response: You're riight, life is interesting and I'm enjoying retirement. Farming is VERY different today.
grammypammy rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #9 ☆ on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the swap questions & answers!
pepsimaxx rated for Quirky Questions Email Swap on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Sorry dear for late review, but I got your email. Thank you for your answers, I really enjoyed reading them. Love the fact you do your finances with pen and paper. Wish you the best! <3 Love, Thea
dorcii rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #9 ☆ on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: I'm sorry to rate you a little bit delayed - I needed to come to a business trip, so I needed to get ready for it beforehands. I received your email and I enjoyed reading it :)
minatohinata rated for Quirky Questions Email Swap on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the email
MissNyx rated for Quirky Questions Email Swap on Sep 14, 2019
Response: Thanks for quick rating.

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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! ♥♥!

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

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