Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 6:33 pm


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Last Online: October 20, 2020
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States
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About Me

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.


daenergymon rated for One Week - One Letter #13 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: I absolutely loved receiving your detailed letter. You are very busy. My mother misses her writing class and wishes they would go online like yours
Comment: Thank you for your answers! I hope you get to visit Australia one day ❤
Response: Me too -- thanks for heart,
Comment: So lovely June!! It's already hung on the wall in my sewing room so I can look at it all the time! Dreamy!
Response: Glad you like it. Actually I liked it too and I think I may make another for myself. -- or maye I ll turn it into the sun.
MSKcat rated for Picture, If You Will… Park on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: The beaches near you look beautiful!
NRGordon rated for Picture, If You Will… Park on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap, including the lovely photos. I have walked around that pond several times. When our daughter lived in Marstons Mills, we stayed at the hotel right up on the main road when we visited. The pond was a very nice part of my early morning walks.
Response: Thanks -- it's my favorite non-beach place to walk.
cynaemon rated for Picture, If You Will… Park on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing.
Response: Happy it arrived -- I always worry about email swaps. Thanks for heart.
penpallingfool rated for 1 Page Letter #16 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: thanks sorry for the delay as the dr has taken my old headache meds and am waiting on prior authorization and its been about a month or two headaches never go away smh
Response: I hope you get relief for the headahes soosn. Thanks for the start.
minajapan rated for Picture, If You Will… Park on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Hello. I'm sorry, I didn't know I could comment. your photo of the water surface with the beautiful sunset and autumn leaves was impressive. The contrast between the setting sun and the blue on the surface of the water is beautiful, and I like this blue color very much. Please let me know if my swap has not arrived. Thank you -Mina
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, June. I really enjoyed hearing your seasoned perspective on the personality test results. Do you remember what the 4 letters were it gave you? (Mine is INTJ). I also hear you and agree with you on the "extreme obedience" to rules you talked about and how it's distressing. I totally concur.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabric and ribbons!
ileimgruber rated for What are you reading #4 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Dear June, you have a beautiful name. Thank you for your cute letter. I enjoyed reading you and thank you for the two postcards as well, which I believe were extras. I love exchanging letters, especially about books. feel free to message me if you'd like for us to continue this exchange. have a nice day, Isaa
Response: Thanks for your note and offer, and the heart. PCs are extra, I often want to let partners know where in the US I live.
Carollee922 rated for What are you reading #3 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: I have been meaning to read Bear town since I missed that month in book club
marles rated for My Weekly Gratitude PC on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks! I love NOT wearing a mask. !!!
NRGordon rated for Picture, If You Will… Garden on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap. The Canadian Geese are a handsome bird. My only problem with theme is that they are not tolerant of the children.
Response: I live in an apartment complex for people 50 and older. LIttle kids sometime visit but not often.
Mountaingirl82 rated for One Week - One Letter #11 on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Hi June, thank you for your letter. I never had you as a partner in this swap. I think it was a book email swap. Here in Germany pandemic politics are crazy too. Every week some new rules are popping up. :( Stay safe and its always nice to read from you. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart. It's a long difiucult time. I'm glad that the various pandemic restrictions don't curtail most of the Swap Bot exchanges.
Comment: June, you sound like you have a lot of interesting projects on the go! Thanks for the fun letter, the quilting article, and the pics of your quilts. Gorgeous!
Response: Thanks for the heart and I' glad you found it fun to read,
BeTravelicious rated for Email, show me your weekend. on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful blue fabric, lace and buttons! The doll face buttons are darling! I've never seen any like them before. We got our first cool front today. It was only 80 today and should be in the 70s tomorrow. Happy days are here. LOL! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
raaysaa rated for Email, show me your weekend. on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: thankss for the sweet-mail! enjoy the day
Comment: Thank you for this insight in your attitudes and opinions. I appreciate you sharing this with me! :-) I would like to see you again in future swaps like this one. :-)
Response: I probably will do future swaps and I'll try to be aware of all the specifics of the description Thanks for your note.

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manders2280 on Sep 6, 2020:

Thanks ever so much for your followup note. I've learned from my first SOC round to read SOC letters literally, without extrapolating a personal philosophy or belief.

parakeetmails on Jun 6, 2020:

Hey, you're my partner I receive from for the food poetry swap! I was snoopin' around and couldn't help but notice your birthday was TOMORROW!! Happy birthday! Hope it's a fun one!

FeltPrincess on May 18, 2020:

I like your profile. :) I have a thing for good literature too.

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you for sharing your poetry with me June! I wrote you a note back- you should see it soon!

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!

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