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Last Online: April 15, 2021
Birthday: June 7
Country: United States
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About Me

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.


Rabbitfreedom rated for Fabric Scraps Quick Ship Swap on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
GiuliaL rated for Poetry Swap 2021 Round 5: Liberate on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: What a lovely poem! Have a lovely day!
Response: Thanks,I'm glad you liked it..
lrm1980 rated for Fabric Scraps Quick Ship Swap on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the variety of scraps!
Magenta3 rated for Fabric Scraps Quick Ship Swap on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
jaimierandolph rated for Write A letter Quick swap #7 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter that you sent me! I just got it out of my mailbox and look forward to reading it on break or when I get home from work tonight! Thank you!
Response: I love when people rate quickly, so often I wonder for a week or two if something has arrived.
MoChus rated for Creative Writers on: Earthrise on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Many thanks for your thoughtful letter, June, which I very much enjoyed reading, as well as for the two lovely postcards from Cape Cod. The name “Cape Cod” rang a bell – many years ago, I have read a book on the early European colonialization of the American continent, and Cape Cod played an important role, didn’t it? Earth has many lovely places. As Archibald Lampman put it in his poem “Voices Of Earth”: We have not heard the music of the spheres, / The song of star to star, but there are sounds / More deep than human joy and human tears, / That Nature uses in her common rounds; / The fall of streams, the cry of winds that strain / The oak, the roaring of the sea's surge, might / Of thunder breaking afar off, or rain / That falls by minutes in the summer night. / These are the voices of earth's secret soul, / Uttering the mystery from which she came. / To him who hears them grief beyond control, / Or joy inscrutable without a name, / Wakes in his heart thoughts bedded there, impearled, / Before the birth and making of the world.
Response: Lovely poem, thanks for including it. This is National Poetry Month and I have been sharing poems, how nice to receive one I did not know.
Comment: Thanks so much! Sounds like a wonderful trip- and I love the dense style of writing. Thanks! <3 Al
Amandlyn22 rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #3 on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and stickers!
gingerbee rated for QNT welcome new member’s swap on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful fabrics and pattern! Love the uniqueness of the butterflies and I do love a new black to work with. Hope your weekend is full of creativity!
Response: So glad you like the butterflies, I like somewaht different designs.
Comment: Thanks for the answer!
annim rated for Email: 25 Random Things About You! on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your email. It was interesting to read about your life. I love it that you became a feminist!
perkl8r rated for QNT fabric swap #2 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: thank you June
StarGazer2021 rated for Challenge! 15 questions #4 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Hello, I absolutely loved reading your answers! I got home late to find your package sitting on my table and I sat here reading them with my mom and we really enjoyed it! Your quilts and pictures are amazing. I hope you are having a wonderful spring and are able to meet with your quilt group in person soon! Happy swapping <3
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. A small writing group (4+me) met in person yesterday, We have all had both vaccine shots. We were so excited to be together!!!!
Comment: Thanks for swapping!
debbiespoms rated for TF: Something To Wear Swap on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the Black shirt and navy blue T-shirt. My mom is here & staying until tomorrow. Well, She took the black shirt away from me & claimed it, ha! She really likes it & I really like the navy blue one.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely story and card- absolutely nothing wrong with going in the most "obvious" direction. Loved it! <3 AL
NJBird rated for 2021/1 Paqe Letter #5 on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the letter. Reading it was a bright spot at the end of my crazy busy work day. Love the imagery in your poem.
Comment: Thank you for the fun story and postcard!
Comment: Loved the colors and paper piecing! Thanks June
MisplacedfromPA rated for TF: I CHALLENGE YOU #1 on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such an assortment of paper items. Did you make the homemade cards and the dried flowers inserts? I enjoyed going thru it all. After being away for almost a week, it was a present to come home too.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. No, I did not make the cards, I save things I think others will use or enjoy more than I do and pass them on. Thans for the heart.

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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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