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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: April 10, 2021
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 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

BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #46 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC, I love the variety. Thanks for the Easter card, Jesus is our hope!
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Comment: Hi Martha! So nice to receive another swap from you. Your journal card is just perfect for spring--love the poem and the darling little robin. So glad you're getting settled and look forward to swapping together again soon!
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Comment: What a lovely zine!! Thank you so much and I hope you enjoyed the swap!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for my pretty Robin tag. Love how you did the robin on tissue paper. Is that a type of knitting yarn you used. I knit sometimes. Trent Woods is 2 hours from Raleigh. It’s like a subdivision of New Bern but is actually an incorporated town. We are 33 miles from Atlantic beach. Thanks too for the wonderful stamps and washi. Happy Spring.
Gwillisinc rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #45 on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Good to hear from you! thank you for beautiful card
dartha rated for AAA: Challenge #2 Stars on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Martha - love the ATC you made and all the extra goodies! So glad you are home again - take good care of yourself and stay safe, darla
mariewilliams810 rated for Decos Only - 3/2021 on Mar 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the decos!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #44 on Mar 10, 2021
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Comment: Hi Martha! Thanks so much for this pretty ATC! I'm crazy for that little beetle brad--it's just the perfect accent. Thanks, too, for the sweet extras--what a pretty piece of lace and I love that little cutter quilt piece--did you make that? SO pretty ;+)
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: What's in my Jar? on Mar 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
Singske rated for AMA: Scavenger Hunt PC-Feb on Mar 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pc with the profound questions. Really funny :+) There was one question I couldn’t read : Does the poppy have a .... Would like to laugh one more time, do you remember what you wrote? —- No worries, and never be upset with yourself. I love the humor on this postcard. That’s just what I needed after a tuff day at work. Thanks again
Response: Does a poppy have a mommy? Glad you enjoyed the card. I was a little upset with myself for the mess I made with the writing which was added as an afterthought.
JuneRosebud rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #92 on Mar 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks, Martha, I thought you did a really cool thing with the mountains.
Response: Thanks. That background is so beautiful but was a challenge to me. But I guess that's why we're doing this.
donetta rated for VJP: 4x6 Journal Page with Rabbit on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Martha, what a lovely rabbity journal page! I am so impressed with the scans of pictures from that beautiful book, and can't wait to use mine in an upcoming spring swap...this was a wonderful swap envelope to open! OMG, the gorgeous bits of lace...I have no words! And music pages...one of my absolute favorite things to use...many hearts for you, my dear!
Response: Thanks for the kind words. It was a fun swap to do; after I worked out how to scan and resize the pages.
joppagirl rated for Decos Only - 2/2021 on Feb 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the decos and extra goodies!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: Tim Holtz APC on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Hi Martha! I LOVE this APC and the theme of 'Honeymoon at Niagara Falls'--so clever. I love the story about your dad wearing a cap like the man on the card--it makes it so much more special knowing your inspiration. Thanks, too, for the lovely ledger paper and other goodies. It's always such a pleasure to swap with you; hope we're partnered again soon!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. It is always more fun to swap with someone who adds comments to the rating. Motivates me to do more with the swap.
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Comment: Hi Martha! This is the most beautiful tag! I loe the bright colors and that fussy-cut parrot. You used the prettiest yarns, too. And I just love the vintage postcard you sent! What a wonderful swap--thank you.
vlhafer54 rated for AAA: Challenge #1 Snowflakes on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC and all the extras - Happy Swapping! Sorry for the late rating - we've had sorry mail delivery and terrible weather here in Houston.
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #43 on Feb 20, 2021
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Comment: Love the beauty of Love is Beauty! Thank you for the gorgeous napkins too 🐿️
AmyMarie rated for AMA: 21 in 2021 -USA on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the items. Good luck unpacking and organizing. Take care.
Sequoia183 rated for YTPC: Mixed Media Heart US ONLY on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: This will hang in my craft room, you did a beautiful job
luvbird rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #42 on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: Martha, thank you very much for the great ATC... I love it! I love the little Chikadee poem...so sweet! I love the fox card as well. Very nice swap.

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Comments

yvonne401 on Apr 4, 2021:

Wishing you a Happy Easter Sunday!

May the miracle of Easter bring you renewed hope, faith, love and joy.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2021:

Wishing you a Happy Spring! Let your hearts sing as flowers bloom this spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

rarjones on Jan 10, 2021:

Happy January Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Cf Group - Rose

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

JuneRosebud on Sep 4, 2020:

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

wolfeagle on Apr 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the ATC for the AMA:Mystery Supply swap. I love the grid look you created also.

hibiscus on Oct 1, 2019:

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

wolfeagle on Sep 26, 2019:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration Pc with the green background and image of the girl you added. My friends just returned from Paris and this girl looks like she's in one the cafes straight out of one of their photos. ;D

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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