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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: June 22, 2022
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Update December 2020 A year later but now I will be moving. My address has been changed on this site. *Update December 2019 At the present time I am hoping to move in a month or so.

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.

My "new" home is in a St. Louis suburb, a first for me. A change for sure, but recycling. I lived my first 19 years in rural Missouri. Then lived in small towns for a few years before 27 years in the city of St. Louis. Now after 25 years near my birthplace, back to the St. Louis area. I will be a few blocks from one of my sons, 20 minutes from the other.

I will join another congregation of the Lutheran church and probably a quilt club. I would also like to find a group that does paper art like the swaps we do here. I have joined an online group that does collage art and would love to meet some like-minded people.

I have been a part of swap-bot for quite a few years now. It has added so much to my life. I have learned so many new techniques as I made my swaps. I feel like my creativity has really grown.

My favorite swaps are the scavenger hunt PC's and collaboration PC's. I usually try to make something a little off center for these swaps.

I am still trying to hone my photography skills but use my phone a lot more than my camera. It's just so much easier. I use my photos in some of my swaps.

I am always buying vintage books and magazines as sources for images to use in my swaps. It will be hard to part with any of them when I move, so I will probably keep them all.

I enjoy swapping with other Christian women. I hope to do some Bible journaling in the future. I will join at least one new Bible study group after I move.

And a new quilt club. I have enjoyed meeting so many friendly women over the years in the three quilt clubs I have been in at different times.

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.

About Me

Dislikes: Nothing specific here.

About Me

Reading and TV: I read mostly historical fiction and mysteries. I am still enjoying the Maisie Dobbs series of books. Most of my favorite TV shows are British or Australian. I have Netflix and Amazon Prime. I would appreciate recommendations of series to binge watch. No fantasy or futuristic please.

About Me

My daughter and I share a love of hunting for bargains in thrift shops. She does some buying and selling online. I look forward to furnishing a "new" house, probably one built in the 60"s or 70's.

Ratings

meganimal rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp Swap #1 on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating...things are crazy busy right now and in my*head* I had already rated you! Thanks for the fun stamps...I'd love to do your challenge, but I'm afraid at the moment my craft room is packed up for a remodel, so I can't get to any of my supplies right now. ;)
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Comment: Your postcard is such a pretty collage. I love the vintage postage stamps! Great idea to use a book to cut the birds from. It came through to me in perfect condition. Thanks!
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: "May" Glue Book Page on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: I, too, can readily remember the joy of having lily-of-the-valley plants in our garden. Great childhood memories! Thank you for the sweet fairy rendering. It will go perfectly in an upcoming journal.
JenZen5 rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #14 on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely APC. I always appreciate when someone takes the time to write a note and explain their technique. It turned out beautiful. And I love the vintage recipe pages (will NOT be making armadillo any time soon ;)) and the little bag of cool vintage postage stamps. I do appreciate it all. Take care and have a great day.
PaperPassion rated for MFF: Fanciful Bird Twinchies on Jun 3, 2022
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Comment: Love the twinchies.Thanks so much.
Jsereg001 rated for YTPC: Glue Book Page Series: May! on May 31, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful glue book page! Also love the extras you sent!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #65 on May 28, 2022
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Comment: Hi Martha! So nice to find you in my mailbox! First, I love that paper you created for the note--so pretty! Also, your little ATC is so cute! You know, as an elementary school student, whenever we got to choose something to do for a report, I ALWAYS chose dinosaurs! Just love them in any form. Many thanks!
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Comment: Love this page! The doll is adorable and I like the sparkly wings.it all goes together so well,thanks so much for it and the zine.
MuggleMom rated for CPG April 22 Move a US Deco - US on May 6, 2022
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Comment: Loved your page of play on words! I like "thinking outside the box" ideas. I'm thrilled to pieces with the vintage pages you sent also and I'm just caught onto the idea of scanning really eclectic pages for future swaps. I think you are right, we are partners for the first time in decos! I hope we are again soon. xxMuggleMom
stamparose rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #64 on May 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you, also for the extras
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #1 on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Hi Martha! Thank you for the fun pc - this is my first time making one from a scavenger hunt but will not be my last! I would love to meet at some point! Any suggestions on where? When you live in a rural area, 19 miles is nothing! LOL! I am going to be out of town part of June and July, so maybe after that? Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful page and the extras ! This will look so nice in my journal ! Happy Spring !
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #63 on Apr 25, 2022
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Comment: I absolutely really like the background you createdโ€ฆ such a lovely card! The extra vintage pieces are wonderful .. cannot wait to use them and thank you for the warm note.. nice swapping again!
9O96O rated for SPCP - April Photo Shoot on Apr 24, 2022
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Comment: That's a sweet goat. I love goats. I went to a goat farm and the cheese-maker lady at the counter offered to let me see the goats. One of the best experiences ever. The goats loved having their cheeks scratched. The rabbit is lovely. We have them in our backyard and love seeing them (we feed them occasionally in the winter--don't tell my neighbours ๐Ÿ˜).
Response: The duck and goose photos were for the March swap. You had rated them earlier. I am assuming that you did not get the April photos - a rabbit and a goat. What is your correct email?
Tverne05 rated for CQ: Collage Fodder on Apr 5, 2022
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Comment: Hi! I hope all is well. I enjoyed reading your note. No I havenโ€™t seen any owls but I hear them all the time. It was funny as I opened the swap you sent me I actually heard an owl and it was around 7:30 in the evening. Thank you so much for the fodder you sent. OMG the one with the different site words and division problem and a few other smaller pieces gave me flashbacks. The book page of the ladies with the dresses made me smile. Then I began to think in my head that I should make me one of those cute dresses. Talk about vintage. LOL. I appreciate what you sent. The small dictionary pages made me think of the small green Bibles churches use to pass out. Thanks for the items and walk down memory lane. Take care and be safe!๐Ÿ’—
marymary914 rated for YTPC: Gelli Prints! on Apr 5, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great gel prints and extras! The green print is my favorite.
user6937 rated for SPCP - March Photo Shoot on Apr 1, 2022
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Comment: My husband looked up our last name and found "Keeper of Ducks"!
9O96O rated for SPCP - March Photo Shoot on Apr 1, 2022
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Comment: Wow that Eastern Bluebird is beautiful. The ducks remind me of a bird waterfowl sanctuary that was on the outskirts of town back in the 80s. It was full of exotic colourful ducks and geese. How cool that you have something similar in your area.
Karmi53 rated for YTPC: Glue Book Page Series: Green! on Mar 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for the cool green page love all the thing on the page especially the turtles and gecko the ice cream makes me want one. Its all perfect thank you and thank you for the stamps. Take care
Jjean rated for USAPC: March-Themed Glue Book Page on Mar 31, 2022
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Comment: Oh, this is so cute & I do wish Spring would come & stay We may have lite snow again today.......... thank you for the nice extras also...... Stay safe..

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Comments

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2022:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a safe and fun summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 29, 2022:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

teejlc on May 3, 2022:

Thank you so much for returning my art collab postcard! I loved seeing how it turned out. Your little stars were a lovely addition! โค๏ธ

yvonne401 on Apr 17, 2022:

Dear Martha,

Easter represents the rebirth of life. I wish you and your family a new beginning, love, and happiness. Have a Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2022:

Happy Spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 13, 2022:

Wishing you a Happy and Fun Valentine's Day! I appreciate your friendship!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

JuneRosebud on Sep 4, 2020:

Thanks for working on my frog prince Art Collab #85!!

hibiscus on Oct 1, 2019:

The atc with the French stamp the ruler and that amazing image ... just perfection... loved it

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2019:

HAPPY FALL!

"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple." (J.K. Rowling)

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! AMAZING, I just love it! Thank you for playing!

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