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Last Online: September 24, 2023
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.

To explain the "unexplained 1" rating: A PC was not received. I resent as soon as partner said she didn't get it. (I checked address carefuly. Another did not receive note so I send a third PC that very day. I heard nothing more, no note, no rating.... I cannot explain any further.

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.

NEWS!!! I FINALLY HAVE A NOVEL IN PRINIT -- as of February 2022. FRIENDSHIP QUILTS is the name of it -- it's not a how-to, it's complicated story that partly takes place in a small town, Friendship, Indiana. The book is available on Amazon both as a fat paper back and as an e-book.

It is an ideal book for reading groups and other discussion groups. If you read it and have questions please PM me. I'd live to hear from readers.

I will add a new website in the near future where you can learn more.

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.

Love receiving letter paper for computer with designs, (no cartoons) anything else. Washi tape, noncartoony stickers, interesting PCs--not places. Don't send me books, I'm very picky. Teas are fine and so are individual coffees like Starbucks has in packages.

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 about most subjects, including bio docmentaries

Note: My handwriting is almost unreadable (I try very hard to write addresses clearly but sometimes the P.O.clerk has to look things up. I DO try.

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.

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.

About Me

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.


shinyserra rated for August Pocket Journal - USA on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I'm excited to dive into this. I loved the crossword notecard too :)
Pyrhulla rated for Animal Lover PC #2 on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely pig postcard! I love them too, such sweet animals and when they are young they are so cute I almost cry seeing them, haha :)
Response: I'm glad you like pigs, I was afraid I'd get a parter who wanted lions or elephants.
shinyserra rated for Letter To 2 Partners #16 on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter. I enjoyed reading about what you've been up to.
Comment: Thank you for the letter. Your griffonage is not indecipherable to me. I'm a nurse.
Response: Maybe I should have gone into medicine --instead of marrying a doctor who actually has readable handwriting
Maddashin rated for Letter To 2 Partners USA #3 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰
LaureAndLucky rated for Let's Talk About...#12 on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: I opened the envelope, opened the letter, found the extra and was so shocked that I had to put everything back inside the envelope, finish rating the other things I received today, and then come back to yours. But it's still there ! You really sent me some Tibet prayer flag ! Thank you so much ! The novel you wrote really sounds exciting, I have tons and tons of book who are waiting to be read everywhere in my house, but if I ever have some time, I'll definitely take a look ! Have an amazing day and thank you SO MUCH again ! Best wishes for your "So you want to write a novel" class !
Response: I KNOW about having so many books to read -- but I love it. One that has just blown me away is by Julia Philips, Disappearing Earth (a title that makes no sense) it is set in Kamakacha ('Amazing)
mle rated for Short Crazy Story #3 on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: The story goes together! Thanks.
Pei04 rated for August 2023: What Did You Read? on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of books. You did a great job during the month ☺️ I will check some of them out 👌
esalas73 rated for Your Latest Adventure Swap on Sep 10, 2023
shinyserra rated for Letter To 2 Partners USA #3 on Sep 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter!
Comment: Thank you I always wanted to visit Cape COD
Response: I hope you can visit the Cape some day. It's a very pretty and interesting place. I'm happy I wound up here. Plus I've met loads of very interesting people
pernie123 rated for BLC: Book recommendation #30 on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and recommendation for Anita Shreve's book. I shall look at the library for it. I am reading " The Bookbinder" by Pip Williams. WW1 period, historical novel. Long read.
Lablauri57 rated for Colorful Notecard Letter #2 on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: What darling stickers thank you. With fall and winter coming, lots of time for writing and quilting …
Cindymt rated for Colorful Notecard Letter #2 on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
shinyserra rated for Use It Up Letter #4 on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. I love your philosophy!
emcki rated for August 2023: What Did You Read? on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Wow, lots of books!!
Comment: You read a lot of books this month. The first one sounds interesting, so I am going to look that one up. Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Thank you for another very nice letter. I enjoyed reading it and I'm glad your Mondays aren't manic anymore 🩷
BonjourBooks rated for Short Crazy Story #2 on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much!

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PeliKat on May 3, 2023:

June, thanks again for the Cape Cod postcard. It's always nice to hear from a fellow Hoosier! But how in the world did you end up living there, and how does it compare with Indiana? Also, how fantastic to have met Kathy Bates (the actress) and what were your in person impressions of her?


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.

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