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Last Online: June 17, 2024
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.

To explain the "unexplained 1" rating: A PC was not received. I resent as soon as partner said she didn't get it. (I checked address carefuly. Another did not receive note so I send a third PC that very day. I heard nothing more, no note, no rating.... I cannot explain any further.

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.


pattiairel rated for PICK THREE on Jun 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap♥ So nice to swap with you again♥♥♥
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I kind of want to hear more about that hip story!
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
MissMillie rated for Senders Choice X3 #1 USA on Jun 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you for such a generous swap. I'm in love with the lace and the stickers are beautiful.🥰
Response: I'm glad you like them. I'm trying to sort out things in my notions box( or boxes)
Cindymt rated for Highs and Lows - May on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing and for joining my swap! Everything is so cute!
Response: Thanks,
Comment: Thank you for all the postcards. I re delved them all. Love the one with the cut away bird wings.
LynAnderson rated for March '24 Reads-USA on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
Traceyk rated for What Did You Read? – May 2024 on Jun 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much!
Vickyen rated for What Did You Read? – May 2024 on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Hi June! Thank you for joining the swap and the wonderful share! The haunted houses sound interesting but I would also not want to live in one of them! All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading and Swapping! ✌️
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mermaid postcard!
Newlybird17 rated for I SPY - Postcard Swap - Fine Art on May 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you! Very interesting artwork.
Comment: Thank you for the post card from Cape Cod. Never been there but would like to. Maybe your job choice will happen...you never know!
SatisHuman rated for Fun Fact PC Swap #3 on May 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cards! I love them. I couldn't read some of your handwriting but I know it was about cats purring!
Response: Apologies for the unreadable long hand -- the fact was that when cats purr they can be helping broken bones to heal --their own or the ower's.
marinda rated for Black & White Postcard Swap #4 on May 15, 2024
Comment: Great postcard. Thank you!
hellojett rated for Highs and Lows - April on May 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your cute little notebook (and the one for me too!). Such a fun idea for this swap. Nice that you're getting sunny days and a new sewing machine must be great, hopefully it has all the bells and whistles you need :) Mine is also getting on in years, but I hope it still works for some time yet.
Response: A beloved old sewing machine is a treasure. But went it wears out -- a new one is a delight. I don't know if you are familiar with Janome brand but various mahcines are excelletn.
Pyrhulla rated for Random Questions E-Mail Swap #3 on May 15, 2024
Keanui rated for Black & White Postcard Swap #4 on May 14, 2024
Comment: Thank u for the pc! I wish you have a wonderful day :)
LavenderSprinkles rated for Food Memories of Mom on May 14, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the letter. It is interesting the way you grew up. I also grew up on a farm. That is my favorite lifestyle. I hope this took you back down a happy trip on memory lane.
KSENiA rated for BLC: April 2024 What Did You Read? on May 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing!

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MisplacedfromPA on Jun 11, 2024:

I am so excited to read your book. I am actually saving it for when I go to Ocean City, NJ soon. Thank you so much for sending it to me. So very thoughtful. Sometime this month, I will be searching for something for you in Lancaster PA. Hope your birthday went well.

btbeth on Feb 3, 2024:

I feel spoiled! thank you for all the beautiful paper!

Rosie2766 on Jan 28, 2024:

Quick Friendly Profile comment! Hi June!! I hope you’re doing well. Cape cod is on my bucket list to visit! I have a cousin who lives up there somewhere! I read a lot of books about it, and it sounds amazing!! Quilting is something I never learned to do! I use to do cross stitching, but between my carpal tunnel and my old eyes, it’s getting hard to do!! I have found Diamond Art, which is kinda similar, and it’s fun!! I had a great visit to your profile!! I hope to see you again in another swap!! Take care!!

Rosie2766 on Jan 28, 2024:
Apelser on Jan 28, 2024:

Quick friendly profile comment
Greetings from sunny South Africa. I enjoyed reading your profile. I see that you have written a book - totally awesome.
I also don't appreciate it when someone writes to me in texting shorthand as I have no idea what they are trying to say. I had a lady once that wrote me a 4 page letter using the texting shorthand. Try figuring that out... I just sent the letter back to her explaining that I have no idea what she is trying to tell me.
Have a wonderfully blessed 2024.

AlyssaLynnWrites on Jan 28, 2024:

A fellow published author!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’ll definitely have to snag a copy of your book!!!! If it doesn’t have any spice to it I’ll also recommend it to our local book club! <3 I hope you have great swapping experiences!! Happy 2024!

PeliKat on May 3, 2023:

June, thanks again for the Cape Cod postcard. It's always nice to hear from a fellow Hoosier! But how in the world did you end up living there, and how does it compare with Indiana? Also, how fantastic to have met Kathy Bates (the actress) and what were your in person impressions of her?


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ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 21, 2018:

Happy Summer!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

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