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Last Online: May 28, 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: 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!
lifeatemymuse rated for Any kind of Letter Swap #2 on May 25, 2017
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the letter and the notebook. I'll be writing a response as soon as I can.
susieq40 rated for TF: Red, White and Blue on May 21, 2017
Comment: Love love love all the items, you did great job finding the scarf..thanks so much. happy red, white and blue.
Stahlrala rated for Swaps ~ Getting To Know You #3 on May 17, 2017
Comment: loved reading your answers
draco rated for a poem a day on May 16, 2017
Comment: thank you for the great journal and great poems.
Response: Glad it finally came - thanks for the heart -- enjoy poetry!
basykes rated for Know-It-All Swap! on May 15, 2017
Comment: I loved reading about your theater experiences! Fun that this is what we both chose to write about!
Response: because it's something we love!
barbieloufromKY rated for QnT 10” charm swap USA #3 on May 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you Rose for a lovely assortment of charms for me to use in future projects!
basykes rated for April 2017 Journal Swap on May 12, 2017
Comment: I loved all the work and love that went into this book...and I especially enjoyed seeing some of your quilts.
Response: Thanks, Bev. I really enjoy doing diaries ... been practicing since I was 12.
gizmodust rated for Crazy Scarf Swap #1 - USA Only on May 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the "interesting" scarf. Not really my style either but my daughter-in-law collects Betty Boop items so it just might make it her direction. Thanks again.
Response: That scarf can really only be enjoyed by someone who also really likes Betty Boop. So you probably should do your daugther-in-law a favor.
pernie123 rated for TF- Something Metal on May 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you IT arrived safely.
Response: Phewww! I'm glad.
tatntole rated for SWAPS! Write a Letter Quick swap 9 on May 11, 2017
Comment: My goodness, I am so sorry to rate late. Thank you.
skinny52 rated for TF - Something for the Kitchen on May 5, 2017
Comment: Very generous of you, such fun goodies! I visit the Cape every summer and always make a point of visiting as many thrift stores as I can!
Response: Make sure to stop at the Goodwill which is "behind" the mall in hyannis. It's the best.
Comment: Beautiful two poems! Well done! I did not know about Otzi. Observations about dogs walking their masters most clever!
Response: Thanks a lot. I love to follow the discoveries of mummies from all parts of the world. And I love watching the dogs, mostly on Sunday mornings when I walk on a quiet beach.
Comment: Thank you! What interesting historical context in Otzi.
Response: glad it was interesting -- I love following the "discovered mummies" that I see occasionally in the news.
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Write_on Day 5 on May 1, 2017
Comment: June, it was this swap, I have no idea what is going on with Swap-bot, first I clicked on write on #4 it was you then, it wasn't, what a mix up. LOL.
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful piece and notebook!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much!!
rubiannee1979 rated for Write_On Letter 3 on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: An interesting tale you spun! Thanks for little notebook.
Response: Glad you thought it ineresting and thanks for the heart.

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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

EmilyT on Nov 30, 2015:

Thanks for the nice stash of squares for QnT Nov wta! I love how many of them are all swirly and Art Nouveau-esque! Then that bold pink pattern is way cool I'm not normally. A pink person but that pattern is WoW! :)

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