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Last Online: July 27, 2021
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.

Love receiving letter paper for computer with designs, (no cartoons) anything else. Washi tape, noncartoony stickers, interesting PCs--not places. Don't send me books, I'm very picky. Teas are fine and so are individual coffees like Starbucks has in packages.

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 about most subjects, including bio docmentaries

Note: My handwriting is almost unreadable (I try very hard to write addresses clearly but sometimes the P.O.clerk has to look things up. I DO try.

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.

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.


BusyB rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Much thanks, June. I almost bought this fat quarter and glad I waited. :) I also will definitely use the extra pearl cotton. I was looking for size 12 at a specialty shop and couldn't find it. So glad you shared this with me. Both will find their way into one of my textiles projects.
Comment: Super cute note cards and live the floral button shapes and variety of shapes and colors... Thanks for a fun swap hope you are enjoying summer in the great outdoors....
aligurl75 rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your answers. So fun to read :)
Maggie249 rated for QnT Fat Quarter Frenzy on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: yes i can use and do like the colors and many thanks for the ribbon heart 4 you you are always a great partner
catlingmex rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: I love that you have inspired writers! <3
Jjean rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing - interesting answers...
DragonflyDreamer rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the list. I love these swaps! There is a part of my heart that misses my 35mm camera and cringes every time I open the 'camera' app on my phone. If someone had asked the question, "What was the last photo you took with your phone," 30 years ago... they would have been called a conspiracy theorist!
Response: You're very right. The changes we've seen just since 2000 are amazing.
infphann rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Tysm for the respond. Have a great day πŸ‘‹πŸ½
perkl8r rated for Qnt make your own charm pack on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: thank you June
ladyaries7 rated for TF: Summer Read- Send one book on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the summer reads! I havent read either book before :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely poem + goodies!
amccracken109 rated for Plentiful Poems on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the two poems -- I enjoyed them very much! Happy swapping!
Jjean rated for Let's Write - Invent A Holiday-US Only on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: I am sorry to have to give you a 5 but the swap Prompt was: Prompt: Invent A New Holiday. Please Invent a Holiday for Everyone, not just a group of same like people. I agree with you about the Native Americans but that holiday would not be for Everyone, more for a group of people.
Response: It was not for just Native Americans! It was for everyone to appreciate Native Americans as we appreciate all black people in Black History Month and now on Juneteenth holiday. It was reconizing that Native American ARE important Americans who have been discriminated against.---from the get-go!
Comment: My apologies for the late rate, I am archive-ing swaps, and I never realized that this rating never went through, I rate on the day i receive the swap, but i guess i got distracted. I hope you are doing well.
Comment: Thank you for the extras. Love them all. 😊
emmcclaw rated for Plentiful Poems on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Better late than never! I was going through my old swaps and forgot to rate you! I loved the poem!! Sorry for the delay!
porpie5 rated for Letter Writing Swap - USA Only on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your newsy letter! I loved the photo of your great-grandkids and your quilt! It's obvious they love you and your quilt is beautiful! Happy 80th birthday! I am 74 and I hope I look as good as you when I am 80! I hope you can keep on quilting and all your extra activities! I found Zoom to be extremely dissatisfying and after I found out it was monitored by China, I just quit using it. Our family used Face Time and kept in touch that way. I think you had a great attitude about COVID! We went to a lot of places, including concerts, state parks out to eat and wore masks as little as possible! Some of our relatives in other states got it, but all recovered. We were thankful for that. I decided not to get the shot, and my husband was going to get J&J, but it isn't available, so both of us are unvaxed and not worried; I'm ready to move on and I think a lot of people are, too! Glad you can use the runner! It's been in my closet for YEARS!! Thanks also for the notecard and the postcard of Cape Cod!
Comment: thanks
BethiquaC rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jun 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for re-sending since I never got the original. I’m a huge fan of Isabel Allende and have read most of her work. Glad you’re also a fan - Happy Reading!
Response: Nice to find another person with similar taste.
CraftyTara rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on Jun 12, 2021

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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! Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯!

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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