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Last Online: January 19, 2021
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: I enjoyed your imaginative story.
majork29 rated for Picture, If You Will… Park on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Will re-rate if I ever get anything
Response: Jan. 15 --tried to resend by email twice today, address rejected by AOL, PM to partner, offered to snail mail. Mo response so far.
kizzlets rated for Letter with a Prompt on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Hi junemoon, I received your letter today. I very much enjoyed reading it. I'm not a writer myself, but I do like journaling. I wish you luck on your novel journey. Take care! Sorry, forgot to add, lol don't worry I've printed paper on backwards many times at work!!
Response: Thanks for the heart and the good wishes. I'm glad you enjoyed the letter.
traceyj rated for December 2020: What Did You Read? on Jan 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your reading notes - I hope this year brings good news and good cheer ! ❤️
AliCrafter rated for Challenge! 15 questions #1 on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Was very interesting reading your questions/answers. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the postcard. Maybe someday I'll make it to Cape Cod. It would be so interesting to compare the east coast with the west coast oceans and shores.
Response: I'm glad you found the letter interesting.
Comment: Thank you for an amazing work of art! I love the pine trees and the button snowflakes are so cute!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I'd been saving the snowflake buttons for something like this. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful bitter-sweet story! I enjoyed reading it and learning about another culture. The I accept Visa shocked me and also made me laugh!
Response: Orher pats of the world can be wonderful -- and surprising. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Eulegirl rated for Poetry Swap INTL Round 10- Pink on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your pink poem. I appreciate poetry that isn't purple prose (and a lot of what is required to do rhyming often ends up there). Pink can be a saccharine color for sure. I end up choosing brighter shades of it often myself because it looks better with my dark hair, though I do own a pink sweetheart neckline spaghetti strap princess dress that I adore and wear at least once each summer, often with a tiara...and go to the farmer's market! Because sometimes you need to put on your tiara and go there like a pretty princess. I guess I, too, have a waffly relationship with pink.
Response: Love the pink dress, tiara idea -- don't have either but sounds like fun Thanks for you note.
MamaDiscovered rated for Winter Letter + Tea Swap on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter! I envy your thrift store. I live in a very small town next to a series of small cities that aren't very well off and finding anything that isn't Faded Glory anywhere within an hour is tough! I am excited about the Pu-erh. I had some loose leaf and I liked how the flavor changed over time. My favorite is when it is earthy and woody. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
LindaW rated for Writing Challenge #12 on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for writing the snowman story book. Thank you also for the snowman sticky notes, wrapping paper, and the Christmas card. I enjoyed reading the story about Chilly Billy the snowman.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. My oldest greatt-grand kids(12 and 10) will read it to the family taking turns as part of our Christmas day. They don't know this yet.l
MadamMim rated for November 2020: What Did You Read? on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Oh, how long list ... I wish I had enough time to read as much as you . And so many interesting books...I'm sure everyone can find something to their liking. Thank you for sharing with me! Take care! 🤗
Lisapotterylady rated for TF: Blue on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for another wonderful package! I like everything! I hope you are well and will have a happy Christmas.
Kbrewste09 rated for Prediction note card on Dec 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice note June. It's so nice to hear all about your life. I agree, everyone should have a fun life at 82! Congrats on your book! Sounds amazing! :)
lulu0621 rated for November 2020: What Did You Read? on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: June, thank you for the lovely letter and the very thoughtful book descriptions! Happy Holidays!
Comment: thx for the email! i found a couple books that i will try - i've read an unquiet mind before -
Writercat rated for My Weekly Gratitude PC #3 on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Hi June! Thanks so much for the lovely postcard of the little girl portrait. Lovely hearing from you. We had Indian summer here, too, for the first part of November but now the snow has arrived and it's definitely winter. I enjoyed it while it lasted. All the best! Cathy/Writercat
Response: I'm so glad I chose things you like. Have a lovely holiday --- and be well.
Wingsofgossamer rated for Art Swap on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: I just love your art!! What a cool swap! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart -- happily no winter yet, it gets later every year here.
Amelia rated for Let's Write! I Feel Pretty on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: June, thank you for your thoughtful and lovely letter. It's so good to hear your thoughts. Thanks for joining my writing swaps!
Response: It was a pleasure -- and an unusual chance to write about the topic. One learns to be modest about appearance, so openness is a treat.
Comment: Well written! I agree with what you say. Better than what I wrote, but same ideas! You are in RI for winter?
Response: Do you mean Rhode Island? No, I'm on Cape Cod and going nowhere. Actually love it here. Glad you liked the poem.

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Jillemina on Jan 18, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely letter! I look forward to answering it very soon. Jill

manders2280 on Sep 6, 2020:

Thanks ever so much for your followup note. I've learned from my first SOC round to read SOC letters literally, without extrapolating a personal philosophy or belief.

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!

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