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Last Online: June 25, 2017
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: Thank you for the interesting and generous swap- sorry about the resend hassle.
Comment: Your "day in the life" was much more detailed than mine was, I hope I put enough! Thank you for sharing!
Response: Directions said to tell a lot. Being a writer I pay attention to all kinds of little details - most people think those little things aren't important and therefore aren't interesting. I like details in things I read. Thanks or the heart.
Mugsie rated for FF: Mystery Fabric Swap (US Only) on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: June ~ thank you so much, I love my little purse filled with buttons. I have always wanted one of these but I have no experience with zippers! Thank you again so much! I love it! :)
Response: I'm glad you like it. Zippers can be scary, but once you've done a couple they're not harder than anything else.
ldudley24 rated for Any kind of Letter Swap #4 on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Excited for my lovely squares. Thank you!
Comment: Hi June, I loved reading your answers,I would choose Alaska over Hawaii, I just love the scenery and colder weather. I would also choose FREE universal healthcare, I have a daughter who is visually impaired, and the healthcare is only so-so, she needs 30 thousand dollars worth of eye tests and right now she has no medical insurance,we are working on it.
Response: I should have said FREE -- although, of course, it would be paid for with tax-payers money. I'm glad we generally agree. Thanks for he heart.
Arrowjosie rated for Summer Letter Swap on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great letter! Will write soon.
Kraftylady777 rated for ME: A TO Z on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I love your name
Response: Thanks for the heart -- it was an interesting swap.
MisoMiso rated for Let's Write a Story #4 on Jun 10, 2017
caf1988 rated for 62 Questions Letter Swap on Jun 10, 2017
Comment: I look forward to reading your answers more thoroughly! Thank you for the cute notebook!!
susieq40 rated for TF - Something with (see below) on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: June, love all my goodies, the bags will always come in handy for my scrapbook retreats...happy Swapping
barbieloufromKY rated for FF: Fabric Strips on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks June for the abundance of strips you sent me! Will definitely show up in future blocks! :-))
perkl8r rated for QnT 10” charm swap USA #3 on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you!! Jaimie
Miamorswife rated for Any kind of Letter Swap #3 on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: i have been to the cape a few times. i visit provincetown yearly. lowell have been come an artsy city, though i have never been to the quilt museum.
widelo123 rated for I'll Never Forget... on May 31, 2017
Comment: June, loved your letter about Tibet. I must be a facinating country so unlike ours. I don't know if I could have had a straight face when Nagababa pulled his antics. Oh, what we see in this lifetime. I have swapped with you before because I was originately from Northampton, MA and Hyannis has stood out. I love that town. I haven't been back in years though. Thank you for making my tea time quite enjoyable with your letter. Shirley
Response: I'm delighted you enjoyed it. I really do enjoy these "write anything" letters.
Fabriqueen rated for 5” Charm Square Swap #51 USA on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful charm squares! I love the fabrics you sent. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Hi June! Thank you for the lovely card - your friend did a great job on it! Also thank you for sharing about your quilting - will you enter a quilt or two in the show? Are they for purchase at the show? I love quilted covers but cannot image making one! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the heart. Actually, I'll have 5 in the show, and a couple of them are for sale although priced a bit high so I don't think they'll be purchased and that's part of the idea.
Comment: Thank you June for the extra fabric!

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BlueberryLady on Jun 18, 2017:

Belated Birthday Wishes, Hope your Day was Special ! ! !

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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