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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: July 7, 2020
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

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Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous ATC and the extras, especially the doily! I too am trying to downsize, so my son doesn't have to do it, but it's hard to part with things that I still have use for. Stay safe and healthy! So glad you tested neg! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Tverne05 rated for USA: Face Time-June on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: OMG! Thanks for a new idea for the face time swap. The postcard you sent is adorable.
wolfeagle rated for USA: Face Time-May on Jun 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you.
Aeon rated for CPG June '20 Move a US Deco - US only on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage children and pets deco! I’ll enjoy working on it. Funny that you keep getting me. 😁🥰
Kittybob83 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #30 on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: very pretty! I like the way you used your paint chips! And thanks so much for the embossed papers!!
JenZen5 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #28 on Jun 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I love the style and colors you chose. Thank you for the encyclopedia pages. I will definitely use each page! Stay well :)
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #29 on Jun 22, 2020
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Comment: i cannot imagine a lovelier card for this swap...the lace the pale blue the image and flowers and pearls were just right...thank you so very much ...i loved that route 66 post card!! oh i'd love to be on a trip out west again...thanks so much
nancylee rated for June Scavenger Hunt PC on Jun 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card and I'm happy everything turned out well. Have a great day!
Aeon rated for Collaboration PC #84 on Jun 19, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cool collage PC to add to. I will have fun with that. I will also have a blast on my gelli plate with the extra goodies you sent. Thank you! 😍❤️
ellie rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #25 on Jun 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and the die cuts. They will be put to good use.
CookieMomster78 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #26 on Jun 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and little extras. I ❤️ the vintage shamrock charm and button!!
Aeon rated for CPG May Move a US Deco - US only on May 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the decos, Martha! I look forward to adding to them. Thank you for the cute block print book pages too.
jeka396 rated for CPG Ransom Note HMPC - US Only on May 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the PC, and what a nice message you chose! I plan on keeping this out so the message is front and center!
AmyMarie rated for Master Board Mail Art on May 25, 2020
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Comment: Wonderful postcard! It's fun to see what the master board designs reveal or inspire. Thank you.
Rosa1 rated for **PBP …****Add A Photo**”** on May 21, 2020
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Comment: beautiful ~ thank you!
Tessssssa rated for Collaboration PC #83 on May 12, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard, the lace and sequins. No let's see what to add...
sunshinesuperman rated for USA: Face Time-April on May 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this beautiful postcard I love lilacs and this is perfectly done. The lilac is what always brings memories of my grandmother on our old farm which brings a huge smile. Thankyou Martha. Hugs, Mona
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Comment: ahhh, what a sweet little bird, and the extras too :) made my day. Thank you Martha. Love the napkin paper, I have to try that now :)
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Comment: Thanks for the fun card, great use of security envelopes! We are still social distancing in Scotland, but I live in a village and can go for nice walks with my neighbours dog, luckily.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and extras! you’re right ice cream is essential LOL

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Comments

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.

yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2020:

Sorry about the wrong name on your page!

Blessings,

Yvonne

rarjones on Jan 10, 2020:

Blessings on your special day! CF Group

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2020:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

On this New Year I wish that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a Peaceful March, an anxiety free April, a sensational May, and Joy that keeps going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2019:

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Having you as my friend makes me feel as if it is Christmas every day. Merry Christmas to my dear friend, may this season be filled with joy and laughter for you and your family. A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. Merry Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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!

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