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Last Online: July 26, 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.


Fabriqueen rated for 5 inch fabric squares-USA on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabric squares! I love the selection you chose. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you June for the bag full of scraps!! I can't wait to cut them up and stick them in string quilt blocks! :-))
Response: Good -- maybe some will come back in later swaps.
Comment: love them thanks
Response: I'm glad. thanks for the heart.
jn6754 rated for 5 inch fabric squares-USA on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: The squares are perfect! I'm working on a mug rug and coffee cozy for my friend. The colors and flowers are better than what I had picked out.
Response: I'm glad they work well for you. Thanks for the heart.
Dibrittain rated for TF: Friendship Day - USA on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending the book.
Londoneve rated for 5 inch fabric squares-USA on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the cool fabric pieces - you picked some pretty ones!!
widelo123 rated for TF ~ Fabric!!! on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: June Thank you for the bright fabric. I don't know what I will be making yet. Maybe a tote bag. Stuffed animal would be cute. An outfit for an AG doll. Many choices. I think I have enough for a couple of things. Also, thank you for the Cape Cod lighthouse postcard. I didn't have that one yet. Shirley
Response: I'm glad you can think of uses for the fabric. Thanks for the heart.
Steinway5 rated for Quick Poetry Swap on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful poems, June!! I really enjoyed reading them, I love your perspective! And the paper you used is soo pretty!! Also, you are such a beautiful lady. :) I hope to look like you someday!
Response: Many thanks for all your nice words. I'm very happy you liked the poems.
Paulaeliza rated for 5 inch fabric squares-USA on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Fun squares. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabric!
ceecee rated for QnT Charm Hunt USA and Canada on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: lovely selection of fabric! Thanks so much :) many hearts to you 💗
Comment: thank you Junie
Comment: Really fun! Thanks June.
savannahmay222 rated for Poetry Journal on Jul 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the book of poems. I know most of the poets that you mentioned. Love the yeats poem. Also thanks for the thoughtful advice.
ArteYayis rated for Just finished reading notecard #3 on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thank You so much! It was my very first swap-bot mail, I did a happy dance and everything. =D
Response: Thank for the heart and may you have many more happy mail days.
patchworkchickadee rated for THE GReAt OUTdoOrS ! on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you, June! I love the pretty colors of the floss. I needed some extra cheer today.
Response: I'm glad it arived at a good time. Thanks for the heart,
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful blocks!
Response: I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart.
pattiairel rated for TF - An Item you could------- on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: June that was a great idea love the bottle cooler!!!! ♥
Response: Good, I'm glad you like it, it's such a bright design you shouldn't ever lose it. Thanks for the heart.
loricritt rated for Looking Forward to Summer on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: I really enjoyed your card. To answer your question, I really don't know any Crittenden relatives outside of California. Surprisingly it's not that uncommon a name. Or maybe it's that people remember it because it's not that common. Enjoy your beaches and the guild show. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting and generous swap- sorry about the resend hassle.

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perkl8r on Jun 28, 2017:

Thank you Junie for your letter sharing the pictures of two of your projects. You do wonderful work and I love looking at it.

I hope you are enjoying your summer and doing lots of fun swaps.


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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