Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:29 pm


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Last Online: February 5, 2023
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.

NEWS!!! I FINALLY HAVE A NOVEL IN PRINIT -- as of February 2022. FRIENDSHIP QUILTS is the name of it -- it's not a how-to, it's complicated story that partly takes place in a small town, Friendship, Indiana. The book is available on Amazon both as a fat paper back and as an e-book.

It is an ideal book for reading groups and other discussion groups. If you read it and have questions please PM me. I'd live to hear from readers.

I will add a new website in the near future where you can learn more.

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.

About Me

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.


MNJoviGirl rated for Write a Letter Quick swap 2 on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: TY
perkl8r rated for Modern Improv Block Round 9 on Feb 2, 2023
littlehana86 rated for Reflection Writing on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for sharing. It felt so inspiring.. I hope I can do something like what you have done. It is so amazing. I hope this year fills with good health and good fortune for you.
Response: Just write what you really want to write --- and don't be shy about sharing it with people who will be helpful. Thanks for the heart.
BusyB rated for Thriftstores & treasures on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Dear June, The envie you sent arrived today. I enjoyed your letter about where you live, your cramped sewing room (I can relate ha!) your favorite thrift store and the treasures you have found. What fun! I especially enjoyed the information about your book and you, the author. :) I'm adding your book to my reading list for sure. The story sounds like something I would enjoy. The earrings are so pretty! And colorful. The mini art quilt you so lovingly made I will use on a cover for one of my journals or maybe as a page. I thank you so much for a wonderful swap and for hosting. You are so thoughtful. 💛 Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks for all your kind words --happens to be a day I can use a lift.
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your story. I read it like it was some kind of movie. I suppose every family has a story to tell. But I really enjoyed your writing.
Response: Delighted you enjoyed it and grateful that you told me so. Please go tp my profile and click the link to my website
Comment: Thank you!! Horse sounds really interesting!
AJ73 rated for Thriftstores & treasures on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Amazing. Thank you June for your wonderful letter. I enjoyed every word you wrote! Plus, the Hand - Crafted Paper is a treasure for sure. The bookmark is so unusual and it's one I will be using when reading my next book. 📚 Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your kindness and thoughtful thrift store treasures and has made my day!
Comment: I just received sorry for the late rate. thank you
Honeybee203 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Jan 19, 2023
momto8cats rated for Write a letter quick swap 1 on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you! It would be interesting to learn how to make quilts. I dont have a sewing machine. When i search for a beginners machine, the reviews always say something bad, so i have never bought one. I do not care to sew by hand, either.
Response: To quilt you don't need a super machine with all the bells and whstles, it's mostl straight seam sewing - actually quite easy and SO many possibilites. There are lots of local guilds and most of them have groups that beginngerss can join. Go for it!!
marles rated for Lighthouse Postcard #2 on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
fighterangel rated for Journal Prompts for 31 Days #2 on Jan 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the prompts and for the postcard! I loved the papers you included- I'm looking forward to using those for printing my pen pal letters. :-D Happy New Year!
di53 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Jan 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the sparkly daisy card, the singing lady postcard (too funny) and the little notebook! Loved them all. Thanks again and happy Valentine's day!
NRGordon rated for TELL ME #15 on Jan 7, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the lovely PC. You lived in some varied places. I have never lived more than 11 miles from where I was born.
chimerix rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #16 on Jan 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute little notebook and notecard. I will definitely use them! The stickers and PC are cute too. Aloha
Comment: Received your journal today - thank you so much for the mug rug along with the very newsy entries! I look forward to enjoying reading it with a nice cup of tea. I just tried my hand at thread painting last November, so I was very happy with being given such a beautiful example of free-motion and thread painting - happy 2023!
Response: Glad you like it -- I've been quilting for ages and am at a stage of giving away -- it's hard to know who will like what.
octobereve930 rated for TELL ME #15 on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: 1/5 thank you for your card and answers. I would have loved to had visited Mass. but I have been to all those other states you have lived. xxx
catlingmex rated for TELL ME #15 on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you! That´s wild that you were born a (fellow) Hoosier!
Lolle rated for Where are you from? on Jan 4, 2023
Comment: Hi June! Thank you for resending the pc, that was really nice of you. Happy New Year, Carola

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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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