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Last Online: September 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: Thanks so much. Perfect color to add to my stash.
ShineHugz rated for Quick letter swap on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the colourful letter! ❤️
snickerdoodle21 rated for Scrap Fabric Exchange on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the scrappy goodness. There are some cute bits in there. Happy swapping.
Response: Make something fun. Thanks for the heart.
susieq40 rated for Thrift Store Scavenger Hunt on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all my goodies. Fit swap perfectly. Nice to swap with you again,,,,❤️
lorianne01 rated for I wanna talk about me! Favorites on Sep 12, 2018
cheapskategardener rated for Quick letter swap on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: thanks for the swap mind if I reply ?
Response: I would welcome a reply.
Chaosfay rated for QnT profile based swaps USA #5 on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I squealed (and ended up making one of my cats poof) when I opened the package. You have made my weekend wonderful!
Response: I'm glad you liked the package but sorry to get your cat in a state. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Wow! I love the crystal soap you sent! I have seen them before and always thought they were pretty:) Thank you so much!
Response: I was delighted when I found it; I hoped you didn't already have a collection of them.
marija rated for Thrift Store swap on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Yes, I always enjoy getting postcards. Very clever of you. Marina
Response: I'm glad you like them, I collected them for a while and was glad to find someone who wanted PCs.
debhous rated for AQ~ ? Mystery Fabric Swap! ? on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: love the book cover and journal. You really went above and beyond. the pattern sheet looks like fun as well.
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the blocks.
Jenicat rated for SWAPS ~ Summer reading on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: I have enjoyed reading your list of Summer reads. I would like to read The Magnificent Mountain Women and Tibet, An Inner Journey. Thank you for sharing 💜
Response: I pass on the books when I'm done. I'll send you the Mountain 'women (book rate, may take a while) Tibet is too beautiful to pass on, look for it on Amazon.
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap, the coasters were beautiful, and I am interested to give the book a try!
DixieDiane rated for SWAPS ~ Dear Summer Diary on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Recd today thank you. I was glad you sent to me and will be doing the same for fall one. I was born in Syracuse N.Y. and grew up in Liverpool N.Y. moved to TN in 2000. Tks for extras too
Response: I moved from Syracuse in 1981, lived there from 1968 - mostly in Cazenovia.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers! 🌿
Comment: Thank you! :)
Tinne rated for Book Lovers Letter Swap on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter. I hope you didn't find it too hard to write to someone with such different tastes.
Comment: Hi June, thank you so much for your interesting answers. These were fun questions to read other peoples thougth about. Wish you all the best
Response: Thanks for rating so promptly. I'm glad you enjoyed the answers.
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I always enjoy reading poems by poets I have never read before. I enjoyed them.
MCGalaxy rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS!!! on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. Its interesting how much you can learn about a person from their choices in food

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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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