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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: December 8, 2019
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Update December 2019 At the present time I am hoping to move in a month or so. I will be moving 80 miles north to a suburb of St. Louis. This will put me close to my sons and their families.

I am cutting down on my swaps until I get settled in my new home.

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, now only one, beagles. A few years ago one of my dogs got out of my son's yard so Rosie and I are alone now. It is just as well as it was difficult to handle both of them at once.

I have been on 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

McAnaraks rated for Collaboration #77 on Dec 7, 2019
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Comment: The collaborative card is fun so far, I'm looking forward to adding to it, great decorated envelope as well, thank you.
McAnaraks rated for Monochromatic Purple Collage on Dec 7, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great purple card, fun and interesting! I love the decorated envelope and the extras, brightened a grey day in the Highlands of Scotland .
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Psalm you picked out. Yes, let’s come before Him with thanksgiving and sing praises to His name, for He is worthy! Amen!
Tverne05 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #17 on Dec 3, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC, beautiful tag, and the copy of the napkin paper. The colors in the napkin is beautiful.
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Comment: Love this little mini, thank you Martha, it is precious.
carol rated for Collaboration #76 on Nov 19, 2019
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Comment: So nice to hear from you! I'm glad I get to finish this one and send it on. I'm thinking of cutting back on some of the swaps and this gives me a chance to do that and not feel like I'm holding up someone's card. Hope your move goes well!
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Comment: Thank you Martha for large envelope full of Deco Books, extras, that you sent to me for the swap. I will enjoy decorating the Deco Book, & I'm glad to have the used postage. Happy Thanksgiving!
wolfeagle rated for November Scavenger Hunt PC on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: I love that you used your photos. Thank you.
starmccoy rated for Monochromatic Red PC on Nov 10, 2019
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Comment: I'm sorry this is a late rating. On Aug 12 I had a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. So I was in the hospital. I'm doing a lot better. My husband was rather preoccupied, to say the least. Thank you for your patience. Also for the postcard!
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Comment: Hi Martha! I got the cards... Thank you for the Texas one. I don't have a "Greetings From Texas one" I like it better than the one I do have. It will be added to my collection :-) I love the coaster one too.. I had one of those many years ago. It was lost in one of my moves. Funny thing... my brother lives in Ft. Collins, where it is from.. I remember drinking Fat Tire beer round about the1990 time frame. :-) Your cards will be sent on. I am adding the "Adventures of the Traveling Postcard" info on the Grace and Peace PC, as you only put your name and Rnd 94 on it. No explanation as to which swap Round 94 is!! Thanks for the PCs!
Response: First, thanks for the rating and the heart. Thanks for adding the needed info to my card. I had not started a new card for quite some time & I don't know if I have ever had one returned. The coaster PC must have been on an adventure of its own. I wonder how these coasters (I think there were 6) made it from Colorado to the thrift shop here in southeast Missouri.
Poeprincess rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #16 on Nov 8, 2019
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Comment: This is lovely. I love your photo, too. You definitely have an eye! Thank you for creating this ATC for me.
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #15 on Nov 6, 2019
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Comment: The squirrel is darling! Thank you for sharing extras!
RiverTopanga rated for SPCP: Trees on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Sorry, but there was no communication on this being mailed 5 days late. Also, the photo is nice, but it is printed on regular computer paper.
Response: I agree I failed to notify you that the swap was going to be late. I do not remember the circumstances that caused it to happen but I am sorry it did. On the other point, I don't think the swap directions specify that the photos have to be printed on photo paper.
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Comment: the 1944 clothes catalogue page is fan and I will use the images in a 10 postcard swap( Ihannah) this month..altho it might be difficult to cut up /part with them
uiltje rated for Collaboration #75 on Oct 30, 2019
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Comment: Your lovely envelope reached our house this afternoon. Thank you so much for including your own photos from Chicago after reading my Pinterest profile. So thoughtful! This morning I sent an envelope for #76........you're my partner.....;-)
perkl8r rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #4 on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: This little mini was well worth the wait. I love it...Your hand quilting is lovely and even. I love little birds on quilts and the extra fabric is beautiful. I have never seen that print before. Thank you Martha for both!
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Comment: Martha! Your "pretty papers" are absolutely breathtaking! You are a master at the gesso application. They arrived today and one piece is already in a journal in process! My pages just didn't sing, but yours sure do! Thanks so much and thanks for the found family photos!
ARTG33K74 rated for Monochromatic Silver PC on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: Hello, this artist postcard came today and it was very lovely. I like how you used foil for the surface and formed it around the bird punch outs. The postal machines mangled it and that was the delay. Thank you for the lovely work.
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #13 on Oct 1, 2019
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Comment: Excellent card! It tells a story ... I love that sort of atc’s ... what a find-those images....the stamp the ruler all fit together so very well... thank you so much as well for the great brads!
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Comment: Thank you for the decos and fun playing cards!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Nov 27, 2019:

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

“I know why families were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.” - Anais Nin

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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!

yvonne401 on Sep 8, 2019:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 2, 2019:

Hi Martha!

Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. (James P Hoffa)

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

DaisyNY on Jul 5, 2019:

Hi Martha, It's been a while since we've swapped directly. I hope you've been well. Here is how the collaboration you worked on(#65) ended up - I'm always curious:

MissPaula on May 19, 2019:

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

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.

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