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Last Online: July 11, 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.


Comment: Thank you for your letter! I enjoyed reading about your life! 😊
ajmay rated for Picture, If You Will… Garden on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely poem and bookmark!! It's always a pleasure to hear from you and I'm glad youre enjoying my swaps! -Al
NRGordon rated for Poetry Swap INTL Round 4- Fence on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your nice poem. I think I know the beach. It is a good one for my granddaughter as the waves are usually not big and she likes the nearby butterfly walk.
Response: Actually you're thinking of a different beach, this one is not at all near the butterfly walk. As you know we have an abundance of wonderful beachers.
erinhayden rated for Picture, If You Will… Garden on Jul 8, 2020
Merimax rated for Picture, If You Will… Garden on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Nice spot for reading long hours!
Comment: I recieved it today! Thank you so much for this very interesting story! Loved reading it..
Response: Thanks for the quick response. I'm glad it was fun to read.
Atziouth rated for June 2020: What Did You Read? on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great email and list. I will be sure to check these out.
jeufr27 rated for June 2020: What Did You Read? on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your email,I enjoyed reading it and will for sure check out the books you mentioned 🙂
Response: I'm glad the books appeal to you. Happy reading.
Comment: Awesome, informative email :) The last book you mentioned sounds great!
Mountaingirl82 rated for Virtual Photo Journal Week 3 on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sending this swap in the real mail. You put a lot of effort into it. I love all your pictures and thank you so much for the extra postcard. :)
Bookaunt rated for April 2020: What Did You Read? on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for telling me about the books you read. They all sound like books I would like.
Comment: "Dear little balls of fluff!" This description will stay with me. Hi June, your letter has arrived today! I'm so pleased to get a poem about a bird, of course :) Thank you for hosting this swap. Poetry swaps are my favourite swaps at the moment. PS: The Canada Goose is very common here in parks and on the huge meadows along the river.
Response: So we're both priivileged to have Canada geese as visitors! Thanks for the heart.
jledford012 rated for Virtual Photo Journal Week 3 on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: awesome envie full of things thanks for the swap, I am so grateful to u and to everyone i kliofve this and lovced ur swap
kristyrogers rated for Virtual Photo Journal Week 3 on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful peek into your week!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely story! I've never lived in NYC but have visited. I love how you've interpreted the prompt! I'm sorry some things you've been receiving have been less than good! If you do need an angel for anything- please let me know. Be well <3 Al
JJcrafty rated for Quick pick 7 items USA #3 on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you June! Awesome swap! You are terrific!
penpallingfool rated for Summery Questions on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: I dont blame you I swim off the boat no oceans near me. happy swapping...
AnnKate rated for Summery Questions on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for you answers, I am really enjoying reading them
lairka rated for Summery Questions on Jun 21, 2020

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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!

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

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