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Last Online: July 19, 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 for the nice, handwritten, note. :) I'll have to look up the book you mentioned, as I'm in need for a change in reading patterns lately. :)
perkl8r rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #3 on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Lovely, lovely, lovely. love the batiks, the butterflies, the title, the design, everything! thank you dear.
Response: Enjoy!!
widelo123 rated for Fat Quarter Swap on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: June, I am so sorry, I thought I rated you long before this. I love the green colors. Also thank you for the American flag pin. I wish our country was better liked than it is now because of our great leader(at least he thinks he is) How can one person lie so much and get away with it. He also believes Putin before our own national security. Unforgivable. Shirley
Response: I SO agree with you, sometimes I really feel sick reading the news! I'm glad you like the FQs. Find a happy use for them.
Comment: Thanks for the summery mini quilt. I love Maine, too!
beckra rated for Cento Poetry Challenge on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks, June, for the cento & for participating in the swap!
widelo123 rated for OFAP: I remember PC swap on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: June, I certainly remember coloring books. Them, paper dolls, jacks and marbles were our main toys to play with, not like children today. Thank you, Shirley
rjlemley78 rated for Thrift Store Scavenger Hunt on Jul 7, 2018
Comment: You shipped so quickly! Thank you! (And nothing arrived broken 👍)
Response: Thanks for telling me that. I worried.
Comment: Happy Bleated Birthday to you, sounds like you had a great time :) so happy for you. Your writing group sounds so much fun
evsmom03 rated for What Are You Reading Notecard #3 on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the notecard! What a wonderful book! I will have to look into it, as it sounds quite lovely.
Response: I hope you can find it and enjoy it.
ladydy5 rated for Summer Fun Swap on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Will use on picnic table, deck table round Cute. Thanks
Response: Glad it arrived. Your letter was here when I returned a couple of hours ago from trip. Letter somewhat later.
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed the poems. They were something that most people wouldn't have the nerve to write about. By the way, my name is Yvonne, not Yolanda. I'm wondering if you sent this to someone else and just forgot to change my name. No biggie. Mistakes happen. I never thought of putting the poets I enjoy on my profile. I'm going to do that now. Enjoy your summer!
Response: apologies for the wrong name. I was rushing to get swaps sent before a vacation with m daughters. I think Clifton is a poet who wakes us up to what can be written in poetry
circlebfarms10 rated for Write a Letter quick swap #22 on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: thank you for the letter and extra goodies. i love the post card
aligurl75 rated for Not Gonna Fit #2 on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gift :) No, it won't fit in my stocking ..hahahahaha Not unless I make a HUGE one ..hmmmmm maybe that is a good idea! :)
Response: Enjoy!
ellie rated for My Favorite Summer - on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: I just loved reading your letter. I can see why that was your favorite summer. Enjoy this summer.
Response: Thanks for your understanding. Hope this is a great summer for you.
jj9jj rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #2 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Love the fabric choices! Thanks!
manme rated for Favorite moment a day: May on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Your effort really shows! I would give you more hearts if I could. <3
vlhafer54 rated for QNT blossom blocks PURPLE prints on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty squares!
armadillogal rated for TF - From Me to You! on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the resend.

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ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 21, 2018:

Happy Summer!

anrtist on Jun 7, 2018:

HI JUNE!!!!!

Happy Birthday to you!

& Blessings!!! cc

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

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.

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