Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2019 4:51 am


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Last Online: January 19, 2019
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.


Kalalinga rated for Swaps ~ BLUE on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the generous number of items in blue. I especially love the envelopes. Cheers.
perkl8r rated for QC: 5 inch charm squares -- whites on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you Junie.
Eulegirl rated for Yankee Gift Swap on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: I love sparkly and shiny! I will wear this with joy!
barbieloufromKY rated for FF 5 inch charms swap #1 on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks June.
Lablauri57 rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #2 on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter and post card. I enjoyed my visit to the cape years ago...
Comment: Hi June, Thanks a million for your nice mail! I received it today and going to read it tomorrow!)) Sorry, that you had to mail this swap) the envelope and the writing paper are so beautiful!
Response: I'm happy it arrived and I don't at all mind using regular mail although it can be slow.
Malika rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: I liked your answers and the recommendations. I wish you a year full of good books!
Comment: Thanks for the nice block. I love the print.
perkl8r rated for QnT SIMPLE & SCRAPPY RED Bow Tie USA on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: thank you Junie, and thank you for the cute note.....perking-right-along!
PrettyAlice rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
carterj rated for O50 & P Happy New Year 2019 on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks so much for the charm squares!
Comment: Thanks for the new block! Great surprise after returning from holidays.
Comment: Thank you so so much for your letter (and your kind words about the wildfires)! I loved reading about your typewriters, your life in Cape Cod, and your swap-bot experiences :) So sorry for the delay in rating, I was on vacation with my family. Also thank you for the extra notecard and postcard, I really love them! Happy new year to you and your family! ❤️
mermaidery rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap #30 on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter and extras. My friends daughter would love that tree postcard so I'm going to send it to her!
rivervictor rated for Write a Letter quick swap #31 on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: I am so sorry for the late rate, my husband was sick all last week, well, I think you can imagine how my week went? The weather here is just ok, we're expecting some bad weather tomorrow. The snow storm a couple of weeks ago left us with 7.8 inches of snow and they still had school, I was just so mad. I told the school I will not support the next fund raiser, and I haven't.
Response: I hope your DH is doing well. And I think you've just had anotehr batch of snow. I hope you don't have power outages.
Comment: I'm sorry for the lengthy delay in rating. Your letter was a pleasure to read. I appreciate the proper grammar, punctuation and all. I'm beginning to receive letters written as if they were texts making them hard to decipher. I admire folks who make quilts and didn't know there was a big quilt show in Dallas. I know what you mean by the early Thanksgiving throwing you off kilter. Also, it takes me longer to adjust to the time change. Thank you for the post card, happy swapping.
Response: people using textring abbreviations make me grit my teeth too.
PolkaDotty rated for QNT: Orphan Block Swap on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks June!

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 22, 2018:

Merry Christmas June, thank you so much for the journal, I love it. Great timing for the last few days I have been searching for the perfect journal and couldn't find one, and I look in today's mail, and BAM, their it is. I will put it to great use, I will start my creative writing class in late January, I cannot wait to use it

slewis234 on Nov 29, 2018:

Hi Junemom, thinking about you and hoping today is a good day for you dear one. I love the red, black and white quilt I found on your calendar/blog thingy I was just reading! I'm going to work on a red and black quilt for my youngest son Brett because his Texas Tech University school colors were red and black! I love those colors together like you. And in my mind, I can picture your lively quilt hanging on the back of your sofa as you described! You've always been one of my favorite people here on zb since I've been here. You e always been so kind and loving to everyone which is sometimes hard to come by these days. Just wanted to say hello. I had taken some time off but am glad to be back again and see that some of my fondest people are still here. I hope you enjoy your evening. Hugs, Shelley

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

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