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Last Online: August 10, 2022
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.


Comment: Thanks for the card! I haven't read those books yet.
Comment: Geometry was not my favorite subject in school! I would like to learn to quilt, though, but I probably wouldn't do intricate patterns requiring many math skills!
Response: I just responded in a PM. Thanks for the 5.
bestdayever rated for 4 x 4. August on Aug 7, 2022
Comment: What a unique mailer...THANK YOU!
kelseyn3478 rated for 4 x 4. August on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: The whale postcard is so cool! 🐳 Thank you so much for telling me about your special person~
Sagebrushs rated for Modern Improv Block Round 9 on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you very much! I love the card you chose for me!
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal, I look forward to reading through each page!!
Response: Glad you received it. ...I hope you wont' get bored.
Dianacrdn rated for *Just write* email #4 on Jul 28, 2022
Comment: All that traveling! I would love to visit all those places.
Response: I am very grateful I was able to do all that -- at somewhat earlier age.
Comment: Thank you for telling me all the books you read! I really look forward to checking out the journal
Response: Im glad something clicked. Happy reading this summer.
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm sorry it gave you trouble but you did a great job on it. The polka dotted party hat block is the one that gives me trouble, but I keep thing I'm going to master it. LOL! It just hasn't happened, YET! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks for your note. Much about this summer is difficult, inclding quiting -- and the awful humot -- which I'ms you very much underswtand.
montigneyrules rated for Postcards About Me - C on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: This just arrived. Thanks for the postcard, mail delay Can't Count Chickens at least it arrived!
Comment: I only sew things by hand as the pedal of a sewing machine is the same as the pedal of a car and I cannot do that anymore since my fusion. Quilting is lovely but for me it is too tedious, I will stick to crocheting lol Thank you for the pretty quilted card.7/23
dragonangel517 rated for *Just write* email #4 on Jul 21, 2022
Response: Thanks for the heart. I hope that means you enjoyed the letter
Comment: Thank you for sharing some of your favourite things with me. Wow what a life you have loved so far. The stories you probably have. Id love to hear more. I'll be writing back as soon as I have chance
Response: I'm always happy to write about things I've done. Meanwhile, have a look at my website (on profile) and see what I've been writing.
sherheart rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #10 on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice squares. I am getting anxious to make something with them.
Response: I had accumulated a lot of HSTs, so I added more and have made an almost full size quilt. The majority were NOT from swap-bot but it let me use up a LOT of scraps and I still haeve a LOT of scraps.
Comment: Hi June, Sorry, thought I had already rated you!! Thanks for the note pads; I can always put those to good use...
vlhafer54 rated for QnT HST’s black with batik #8 on Jul 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely squares - sorry for the late rating - some of my mail was temporarily spirited away - Happy Quilting!

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Kirkdebb on Aug 29, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful fabric! I love the pretty dragonflys and I was excited to see such a large sunflower! I love your quilt and think your book idea is genius! Thank you again!!

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.

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