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Last Online: June 25, 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.


Comment: Thanks for the swap. Loved the colors.
Comment: Loved all you said. I do agree in a lot of your views. Thank you for sharing on how Crappy the world is becoming 🤪🙃😉
Response: Sorry it was kind of downer -- but that's sort of the definition of "crappy stuff".
ladydy5 rated for TF - Flat on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Appropriate for me. Thanks June you just know how much I loved the title.
zanynat rated for 100 Truths Email on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing!!
jayneblonde002 rated for Share Some Poetry! #2 on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: I'm so pleased to have received your post. The postcard pictures of Cape Cod are beautiful. I think I could calm my chaos there. And the poems! I too believe in serendipity and sometimes nothing more than cherries in the grocery store. Love it. And I could just taste those sugar snap peas with you. I really enjoyed your work. Thank you so much for sharing with me.
Response: Thanks for your note. I'm happy the poems were meaningful to you. Makes me feel good.
purrincup rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap 11 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter, stickers, and postcard! I'm going to add it to my collection. I will right back when I have a bit of time.
squince rated for What are you reading right now? #10 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: I'm giving a 5, even though it was supposed to be on a postcard. .:) Thanks for letter.
pattiairel rated for Hello, Summer on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks June for a great swap!!!! ♥♥♥ I didnt know you were living around Syracuse. ???
Response: That was long ago -- I lived about 14 years in Cazenovia. And I did a lot of volunteer stuff with the symphony guild and the Syracuse stage guild.
tammielynn1969 rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #10 on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Will send a reply soon
Sizzle rated for List Swap. 100 Places on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter, you’ve been so many places! Thanks for the extra post card :)
Jenicat rated for 100 Truths Email on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
AlfiahKhaier rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #6 ☆ on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for answer
nightrainboww rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #6 ☆ on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sending your replies! :)
SatisHuman rated for 100 Truths Email on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: I liked your "Do you believe in" section.
makestuff rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #1 on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful "metaphor" quilt! What a clever and artistic way to interpret a saying! Thank you very much.
Response: So glad you like it. I'm thinking of doing a series and may make another on this theme, only different fabrics.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely block! Hugs, Diane
Comment: It's been quite awhile since I've received a long chatty letter from you. It was nice to hear from you. I don't have the patience to make a large quilt, but I love making art quilts. Thank you for the postcard, I didn't realize there were that many lighthouses around Cape Cod, and it's wonderful that they've been preserved for everyone to enjoy. This has been a very rainy spring which has kept the temp. down. April had more 90 degree days than May or June, so far. Have a nice spring
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Swaps ~ ANYTHING goes on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: Than you so much, especially for the pen.
Response: I have a pen like it and it seems to be lasting very well. Thanks for the heart.

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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

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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