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Last Online: May 22, 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.


stephanieM rated for Write a letter quick swap #19 on May 22, 2018
Fabriqueen rated for QnT Block Swap Wacky Tiles #4 on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Wacky Tiles blocks! Hugs, Diane
perkl8r rated for QNT blossom blocks polka-dot prints on May 21, 2018
Comment: thank you Junie...all red, I like that!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the ribbons.
Vickyen rated for SWAPS ~ Talk about my week 4 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Hi June! Thank you for sharing about your week and for the stickers! It is awesome that you have so much going on - I think being busy helps keep us young! Heres to another productive week! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for your note and the heart.
Comment: tashi deleg!!! thank you very(!) much for your swap! loved(!) reading it since i always wanted to go to tibet. hopefully one day, to a free tibet. i worship the dalai lama for his wisdom and as one of my spiritual leaders!!! <3 anyway. thanx sooo much again. really made my day! sadly can only give one heart! ;) <3 PS: travelling is mentioned in my profile :'D and yes, i am in ireland for good! ;)
Response: So glad to have reached someone who shares my feelings. Thanks for your note and heart.
pbcquiltlover rated for QnT Block Swap Wacky Tiles #4 on May 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I love orange!
jandmterry rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap 17 on May 12, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter.
Comment: cute wood bowl and small plate!!♥♥
mermaidery rated for # 2 Themed Letter on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your rainy day routine with me!
perkl8r rated for QnT Block Swap Wacky Tiles #4 on May 11, 2018
Comment: thank you Junie
femamerica13 rated for Write a letter quick swap #16 on May 8, 2018
vlhafer54 rated for FF: Series MINI ART QUILT #2 USA on May 7, 2018
Comment: I love the quilt - I've never done broderie perse - the roses look great and the rhinestones are a nice touch. As far as the wabi-sabi, I have a quilt block pattern called 'She did the best she could.' That's always my excuse for anything that goes awry in my quilts!
Response: Thanks for your note. The modern (easy) way to do borderie perse is to fuse, which is what I do ... a lot.
vlhafer54 rated for Black & White Quilt Square on May 7, 2018
Comment: I love the quilt square - Thank you
Comment: I loved your letter! Thank you so much! I loved reading the poem and your letter! Have a lovely day!:)
Response: I'm delighted you enjoyed it.
MawBella rated for This or that letter swap #1 on May 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you ❣️
jj9jj rated for Black & White Quilt Square on May 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great squares. I appreciate the second one!
USAFwife rated for Emily Dickinson Poem & Letter USA on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap. :) The poem is a bit morbid, but as you said, it reflects the times and events and life that was lived at the time. I did learn your 2nd fact, that Emily made booklets of her poems and bound them together, during the tour. The museum had some reproductions of the booklets, in her handwriting, as well, and we were told about the 'notes' she made to her self as well. Knowing her as a famous poet now, it is almost difficult to picture Emily packaging her writing and keeping everything in a drawer, rather than being published. Another sign of the times, I suppose. Thank you for the wonderful swap. :)
Rosa1 rated for Quick poetry swap - USA on May 3, 2018
Comment: Great poetry - thank you!
dalbright rated for Letter & Tea Swap on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such a fun package. Delicious sipping going on here! ♥♥

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 17, 2018:

Profile check for Swaps ~ Spring Diary Swap

I hope your diary is going well :)

See you at the mailbox

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.

anrtist on Mar 4, 2016:

THANK YOU @junemoon
for the wonderful envie stuffed full of
beautiful fabrics ;-)
Blessings, cc

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