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Last Online: April 26, 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: I have fun reading these swaps
Response: I do too, and fun writing them.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome poetry booklet! Awesome keepsake!
Response: very glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
marclively rated for Send Anything #40 on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: June, thanks for the great snail mail! Marc
theevidenceisme rated for Send Anything #40 on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the interesting mail!
Comment: Thank you for your list
astrodogg rated for 20 QUESTIONS SWAP # 2 on Apr 16, 2018
mulkey rated for Send Anything #40 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you! What lovely cards.
Carly4Peace rated for 20 QUESTIONS SWAP # 2 on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Great answers! :) You seem to have a great life!
Response: It is, there's lots I really enjoy about it. Thanks for the heart.
Gabrielle rated for Poetry Book Swap USA on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful book -- thank you so much. On my first reading I found several which I really like, and I have only scratched the surface. And your poem is delightful. I will be so bold as to send you one of mine. Most of what I write has a religious theme, but this one comes out my experience dealing with my mother's descent into Alzheimer's, which led to her death. I hope you find it meaningful. I sometimes tell people that I don't write poems, I grow them or even am attacked by them and have to get them on paper before they run away. This one was written after seeing her one day and realizing that she didn't really know who I was any more, although she always called by the name of some other woman in the family whom she had loved. Again, thanks for the book and the poem -- I will treasure both. Happy swapping!
Response: I'm very glad you like the poetry book and will be honored to get your poem. Writing poetry is not so much a choice as a necessity. Thanks for the heart.
jj9jj rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Apr 11, 2018
ArtsyEm rated for 20 QUESTIONS SWAP # 2 on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Super fast and I loved you answers- we are quite similar!
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the very pretty pillow form. It just made my day. The colors are lovely.
clutterfree rated for TF - Spring flowers swap on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: June...Thank you for hosting this fun flowery swap for the group. And....double thanks for these beautiful floral silk scarves with amazing colors to go with soooooo many things. I LOVE scarves they are such an easy way to accessorize to add color! Thank you too for the artists note cards with the fun flowers...happy spring, Charlene
Response: You're welcome. I agree with you about scarves, I just can't resist buying then at my Goodwill. thanks for the heart.
ToujoursMoi rated for Write Me A Letter #3 - Intl on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. The reply to it is already on its way to you and I hope you will enjoy that. Sorry for the late rating.
NaitomeaMinx rated for Journal with Pictures- USA on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Your journal got here today, and I just got to do a quick flip so I could rate but it's lovely, and I'm looking forward to reading about your month of adventures. Thank you!
Response: That was super quick for a "book rate" mailing. Thanks for the heart. I hope you'll enjoy it.
Comment: Thank you for your list.
Comment: Thanks for sharing...

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 17, 2018:

Profile check for Swaps ~ Spring Diary Swap

I hope your diary is going well :)

See you at the mailbox

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

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.


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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