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Last Online: July 11, 2024
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.

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.


clairicebee99 rated for Sea/Ocean Swap on Jul 10, 2024
Comment: Hi June, Thank you so much for your thoughtful envelope! I loved it a lot, even if the shell did arrive broken... :') Thank you for the poem as well! It was very unique to receive and was a special surprise. I have visited New York and Maine in the past, but would love to visit Cape Cod. Hope your summer is swell, and traffic calms down a bit! -clair
Response: Sorry the shell was broken, PO clerk said it might be, but I took the chance. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of the mailing. I hope you can visit Cape Cod
Comment: Wow, now I want to visit Cape Cod, lol.
Magenta3 rated for Sea/Ocean Swap on Jul 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail and for sharing your poem. (unfortunately the seashell did not survive the mail.)
Response: Thanks for telling me the sea shell got crushed --I asked the PO person if it was okay to send ... she didn't know. I'm sorry it didn't make it.
SammSews rated for Mini Quilt Swap on Jul 9, 2024
Comment: June, I love your thread painted Four Birds in a Marsh. I have yet to try thread painting but it is on my list of things I want to try! Thank you!
Eulegirl rated for Ironic Animal Fact - Postcard Swap on Jul 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the shark card and non-matching facts! Fun!
mchesser12 rated for TOPIC THEME SUBJECT (TTS) #43 on Jul 6, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the pc showing the perfume bottle - very fitting for the theme - and sharing your favorite smells. Baking cookies was also on my list.
katcon rated for June 2024: What did you read? on Jul 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing your June reading list! I actually met Robert Finch in 2015 or 2016 when I was studying English at Penn State. I have a signed copy of The Primal Place but haven't read it yet. Based on your description, I think it's about time I pull that book off my shelf and read it! I also enjoyed reading the very last sentence of your email - I wonder if that scene was worth reading a less-than-stellar book.
MisplacedfromPA rated for Senders Choice X3 #2 USA on Jul 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your poem, note cards and stickers. I will find great use for them. I am talking with my husband over going to Europe next summer and actually doing a Euro rail for 15 days (Senior pass, LOL). Like you, the Euro rail started my long time love of traveling.
Comment: Thanks for your descriptions! I like that you pick up all those books at the thrift store and give them all a chance, and they are so wildly different. Out Lands sounds the most intriguing to me because I love descriptions of nature if they are well done, nature is such a beautiful force of its own
Response: Thanks for your note -- I really do read a wide variety of books; there's so much one could know I don't want to waste my time all in one genre,
Comment: Thank you for the Cape Cod card. I love the lip cut out!!! Have a great summer! 💕
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing happy mail! It sure did make me happy with all the wonderful items. I loved how thoughtful you were. I have bookmarks! I’ve been needing those. Such lovely cute cards and stationary and fun items to art journal too! Thank you! Hope you have a lovely day!
Response: I'm glad the "stuff" found a welcoming home. I find these things pile up here.
jay9 rated for Letter To 2 Partners #21 on Jun 25, 2024
Comment: Thank You junemoon, I enjoyed hearing about your community 🧵🪡
katcon rated for Letter To 2 Partners #21 on Jun 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the little note sheets! I really loved reading about your life and hobbies. It sounds like a big move from NYC to the Cape but it also sounds like a wonderful place to live. I'd like to visit there one day, my best friend lived in Provincetown and spoke highly of it. Thanks again :)
MrsCrafty rated for Poetry Postcard Swap on Jun 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing a wonderful postcard! (:
andee73 rated for SCRABBLE #46 on Jun 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
redyellownow rated for super quick favorite PC USA #2 on Jun 19, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun seashell card. Happy Travels!
lulu0621 rated for Best thing about my day#1 on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful postcard.
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!

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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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