Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2019 1:06 am


Original Member
Last Online: April 21, 2019
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.


Comment: Thank you for the fun assortment of animal prints.
9O96O rated for Over 50 and Proud: Purple and Red on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: June, what a wonderful letter. I read the poetry out loud to myself, I feel the rhythm of the text better that way. I could relate to all of it. I loved that you wrote your letter on purple paper. I want to get a red raincoat now. I'll be keeping my eye out for one.
Response: So glad you liked it. I hope you find a red raincoat -- it's great ot have one.
PinotAndPostcards rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #4 ☆ on Apr 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Happy Swapping :)
nannycat rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #4 ☆ on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Iliked your answers to the email questions thank you rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr son and daughter in law don,t have tv i can understand why.warm regards Wendy
Jjean rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #4 ☆ on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the interesting answers. Fun swap.
Comment: Thank you Junie! it has been warm here this week, but we are looking to get some cooler temps this weekend and some rain...no massive snow pending for us like parts further north of us for this weekend
pbcquiltlover rated for Short Story with a Prompt 2 on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: What an incredible story! Thank you for the lovely additional letter - as a fellow quilter, you KNOW then entire thing was a hit with me! A thousand hearts!!!
Response: I'm very glad you liked it. Enjoy both quilting and writing stories, as I do.
CaseyErin rated for “Tell Me” Letter #4 on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Coolest. Letter. Ever. I save my favorite swap letters about different parts of the world and this one is definitely a keeper! I could read 100 more letters of your travels, June. They way you write I felt like I was in Tibet. I loved the explanation of elements in your letter as well- very thoughtful and helpful. Do you have a blog? I gotta hear more! Thank you for such a wonderful swap.
Response: You've made my day! THANKS I have to blogs, see my profile for listing -- but, at the moment I can't add new posts because I've got to get a new password and that's a pain I haven't taken time to tackle.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! I hope it's not too long until beach weather for those of you up north. Hugs, Diane
bstitched rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #3 USA on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely charm squares! I am starting to grow my batik stash so a special thanks for the pretty pink batik.
Response: I like batiks a lot too, sometimes it's hard to cut into them.
perkl8r rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #3 USA on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you Junie.
Comment: thank you Junie, love the blocks. I love the photo's too of your quilts made from our bow tie swap series and especially the polka dotted quilt block quilt....thank you for sending the photo.
Response: Making the polka dot quilt was so much fun, I may make another, I only used about half my stash of polka dots.
elinor rated for QC~ Sew As You Go Block on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely block and the extra strips, I've already had fun using them :)
monsbrick rated for “Tell Me” Letter #2 on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Great letter! And thank you for sharing answers from my profile!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment and the note card. Happy quilting!
aralyn rated for TF: Kitchen anything on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the handmade trivet and potholder - so very thoughtful of you! I was just thinking the other day that I needed another trivet and then a beautiful one arrives my mailbox :) Thanks again!
Response: I'm glad it arrived. I've been feeling so "incomplete" with this first mailing having gone AWOL. Perhaps late in the summer it will arrive at your house or back at mine.
bjansen rated for Let's get quilty-February on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: So sorry for the late rating have been super sick. Thanks so much for everything :)
Response: I hope you're recovering. Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for a lovely letter, and I am the lucky recipient of an art quilt made by you. You made me a square quilt of a raccoon a few years ago- I treasure it, thank you again!
Response: Yes, I remember, you said raccoons were a favorite animal. I'm happy you still enjoy it.
perkl8r rated for QnT CROSS in STAR block RED on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: thank you Junie, I understand about you not joining future rounds of this swap.
perkl8r rated for FF Framed Polka Dotted Pinwheels on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: love the prints you used, thank you Junie

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slewis234 on Nov 29, 2018:

Hi Junemom, thinking about you and hoping today is a good day for you dear one. I love the red, black and white quilt I found on your calendar/blog thingy I was just reading! I'm going to work on a red and black quilt for my youngest son Brett because his Texas Tech University school colors were red and black! I love those colors together like you. And in my mind, I can picture your lively quilt hanging on the back of your sofa as you described! You've always been one of my favorite people here on zb since I've been here. You e always been so kind and loving to everyone which is sometimes hard to come by these days. Just wanted to say hello. I had taken some time off but am glad to be back again and see that some of my fondest people are still here. I hope you enjoy your evening. Hugs, Shelley

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.

anrtist on Mar 4, 2016:

THANK YOU @junemoon
for the wonderful envie stuffed full of
beautiful fabrics ;-)
Blessings, cc

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