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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: May 20, 2019
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I am retired and became a widow in 2014 after 51 years of marriage.I have a large support group of family and church friends around me. My 2 sons & their families live in the St. Louis area so I see them several times a month. I have a daughter in the Chicago area, of course I do not see her as often. I live in a rural area of Missouri with two beagles. I began swapping with photo swaps, using them as therapy. I also swapped fabric postcards for a time. My other hobbies include quilting and other fabric crafts,reading and enjoying nature. I have a large flower garden that keeps me busy during growing season, but also gives me much joy.

I have recently joined a photography group hoping to learn from their expertise. Photography has become a real joy to me - I mostly take pictures of landscapes, skies, birds, flowers,and bugs. Oh yeah, and of my wonderful 3-year-old grandson - a real blessed part of my life.

Update August 2016: Paper crafts have pretty much taken over replacing quilting & fabric postcards. Currently I am swapping various kinds of handmade postcards - Pass & Paste, collaborations, scavenger hunts. These swaps give me the opportunity to explore a lot of different techniques. I like to incorporate humor into some of the cards. I have begun to use images from some old magazines (1930's) that I had collected. Decided it was time to share them instead of stashing them in the closet.

About Me

Likes: Vintage images, images from nature, illustrations from children's books, interesting photos taken by you, butterflies.

Quirky/humorous interpretations of themes in swaps from you. Seeing your art work.

Unusual book pages & ephemera to use in making swaps.

I would like postcards from all 50 states. I want the ones that say "Greetings from" with the state name spelled out. They were popular in the 40's and 50's and now I have been seeing reproductions. I would like either ones- vintage or reproductions :)

I have recently begun swapping pocket letters and I am beginning to zentangle.

My new endeavor for 2016 is an art journal, mostly based on Bible verses. I would be interested in receiving swaps with Christian/inspirational quotes or artwork.

About Me

Dislikes: Anything gothic, Sci-fi, zombies, steam-punk.

About Me

Currently reading: Maisie Dobbs mysteries by Jacqueline Winspear. Have read the first eight in the last few months. Set in England in the 1920's & 30's with ties to events of World War I. I am working on the 2015 Reading Challenge posted by Popsugar. Still reading the Maisie Dobbs series, therefore have not progressed very well on the Reading Challenge.

About Me

Thrift Shop Wish List: I have just joined a thrift shop find group. Here are some things I look for at thrift shops, flea markets, etc. Vintage PC's, vintage portraits (photos), books on CD (Nora Roberts), Broadway musical DVD's, vintage sewing notions, vintage quilt patterns - Aunt Martha's books or newspaper clippings, books by Sue Henry (Alaska) and Bill Noel (Folly Beach SC) - paperbacks are fine.I will add to this list as I think of more things. Adding a few more things: charms or charm bracelets, foreign language book (other than German, I have those). I now have a Cuttlebug so would like embossing folders & cutting dies.

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Pikkis rated for VJP: Creative Collage #15 on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely page, I adore those TH-paperdolls :)! Thank you also for the nice extras, those napkins are so beautiful!
Response: I am glad you like it. I usually make a copy of what I send, but I forgot this time.Would you be able to email a picture of it to me?
tonat80 rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #4 USA on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the useful squares of fabric! I appreciate it.
Turtle17 rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #4 USA on May 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely fabric charms,
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and die cuts! They were a very nice surprise!
Kskollections rated for AAA - Fun Holidays April on Apr 29, 2019
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Comment: Cute!
January rated for USA: AMA Mystery Supply Swap #1 on Apr 25, 2019
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Comment: Great postcard! Love how you turned the little pieces into fish!
elflady rated for Collaboration #68 on Apr 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sending this postcard on. for me to work on. I hope to do it justice.Thanks also for thecard of yarns .They are quite lovely. elflady
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Comment: Thankyou! I love the photos!
stiffneck78 rated for One Deco - April on Apr 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Martha. I will play this and send it home. =)
Eclectonote rated for A.I. - Collage ATC Zetti on Apr 22, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the fun Take Charge Zetti ATC - very creative and affirming. And thank you also for the book pages; you're so thoughtful to have sought them out and enclosed them!
Frickenjazzed rated for April Scavenger Hunt on Apr 20, 2019
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Comment: I love your card. Very cool that you found the background with items you needed on it! And I love your write up about how it was made. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great journal page and the lovely orchid art!
JuneRosebud rated for 1 + 1 April (Bird/Nest) on Apr 12, 2019
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Comment: I like the post card that you sent in this theme. Napkins seem like a pretty cool media to work with; thanks!
bstitched rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #3 USA on Apr 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for such cute charm squares. They will certainly be put to good use! Thanks again.
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Comment: Thank you for this awesome postcard! Geraniums are one of my favorite flowers. My Grandma always had them and so they remind me of her!
HeideC rated for FF: Mystery Fabric Swap-USA Only on Apr 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the little tray made with the mystery fabric! The heart is for the little hamsa charm.
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Comment: Thanks for the decos ! Will gladly pass along !
junemoon rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #3 USA on Apr 1, 2019
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Comment: lThanks for the charms, just right for a spring day --and eventually part of a quilt.

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Comments

MissPaula on May 19, 2019:

Thanks for your part on my Dream Big Paris PC! Love it!

yvonne401 on May 10, 2019:

Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!

Mother is an undying love, a love beyond compare, the one you take your troubles to, she is the one who really cares. You are all of this and more. So glad we’re moms, it’s one more sweet thing to share.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

wolfeagle on Apr 10, 2019:

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Thank you so much for the cute postcard for the AMA:Mystery Supply Swap. Using the ears as fish is brilliant.

MLouiseO on Mar 28, 2019:

Hello,

This is for the Profile Bible Verse Swap. I hope your week is going well.

Be strong, and courageous. Do not fear, or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you, or forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

Psalm 9:18

MCGalaxy on Mar 28, 2019:

The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation

Psalm 118:14

pixiegirlanna on Mar 23, 2019:

Hello:)

Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  • 2019 Newbie Friendly - Profile Bible Verse #6 -

From Anna <3

yvonne401 on Mar 20, 2019:

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring brings new growth, weed out the bad and make room for something beautiful.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

CurlyTea on Jan 23, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

BlueberryLady on Jan 20, 2019:

Wishing you a Happy Birthday on Wednesday! My Grandson will celebrate his 10th Birthday the same date..

rarjones on Jan 16, 2019:

Wishing you a very Happy January Birthday!! Blessings:) CF Group

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