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Last Online: February 21, 2018
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: Thank you so much for your lovely letter! And I can't wait for the next!
Comment: So sorry for the delay in rating the message was hiding from me
Response: I avoid most email swaps because email can be unreliable. Glad you found it, thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much -- love the Paris stationary!
susieq40 rated for TF: Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Sorry about the profile the scarf you sent was absolutely one of the beautiful scarves I have seen, you bet I will use it around my neck...so so pretty thanks so much.
Response: Delighted you like it. some people are shy of so much color,, I'm glad you aren't one of them.
monsbrick rated for Write a letter quick swap #6 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Hi June, Thank you for your lovely letter. Your writing is timeless. And your poems sent quivers down to my toes! Words cannot express my gratitude. Marie
Response: How wonderful of you to feel that way about my poems! Such a happy compliment.
Comment: I learned something new, I didn't know what a ginger jar was. I have seen those many places and never knew what they were. Thank you.
Response: Maybe you'll be inspired to collect them too.
BlueberryLady rated for FF: Fabric Bookmarks on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: What Clever Bookmarks... love the one with the Asian Coins at each end...!!! Great idea and thank you for the book mark with a Tassel !!... and the notebook...
Response: Delighted you like the book mark, I had been wondering what to do with the coins.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter! Your quilts are absolutely lovely.
Lablauri57 rated for Favorite Moment A Day on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: June, you love a charmed life. I enjoyed getting to know your everyday coming and goings..
perkl8r rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- Blues on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: thank you June
perkl8r rated for QNT 2018 PRICKLY PINWHEELS on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: thank you for 2 - love em, and the extra goodies as well
marhod5 rated for Write Me A Letter #4 - USA on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. Your stationery is so pretty. What an interesting life you've led!
Katarariana rated for Write Me A Letter #3 - USA on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Hello June, thanks for the lovely postcards and the laugh. I enjoyed your letter even though it wasn’t handwritten. I laughed probably more than I intended to. Your writing style brought smile to my face. I’d love to read your poems sometime. Sincerely, Katara, a young whippersnapper.
Response: You would NOT have enjoyed trying to read my handwriting, I promise, and i wouldn't have enjoyed writing it either.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and poems!
Comment: Thanks for your letter, O dear, O Hare, I don't live far from there, every time a plane flies over my building it knocks out my wifi, I about had it, and I refuse to pay the wifi company more than I am paying them. We didn't get bad weather this past weekend, just very cold. We did have a play in Rosemont, IL, and in the city of Chicago this weekend, I am not sure what the one was in Rosemont, but the one in the city was political and I cannot get into politics LOL, it just brings out a debating side to me. I hope to write back to you soon. Thanks for joining my swaps
Response: Thanks for the quick rating. My daughter says they had good weather, and no flight problems. Further info when we have time to talk.
Comment: Thank you for all the cute stuff - I love the polar bears.
keeru1689 rated for 30 Questions on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the answers! Lovely getting to know you!
Poohtat rated for Post a Poem # 3 on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful poems.
cindygroet rated for 30 Questions on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Hi June, thanks for sharing! I have 2 challenges for myself I want to fulfil one day: a) eating out alone and b) not watching tv for a week. Last year I went on a holiday for a week to Germany and did not watch tv but that does not count for me. I want to do that challenge at home. I am surprised you don't watch tv at all! Chapeau. You must have a lot of time for your quilting and reading.
Response: Not watching TV gives me time for things I really enjoy! Good luck with your challenges, eating out alone is SO simple, try it, you'll like it.

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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.


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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