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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: December 8, 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

Sonya rated for APCO: Specimen Card on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely APC and extra zine. Well done. I'd give you a heart, but the swap was sent late w/o any message to me. Best to you.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful APC. I'm looking forward to continuing the series. It was a lot of fun. I have watched Shanouki for a while now, so it was fun to jump in and start a deck. See you in the swaps again soon! ☺
Inesrv rated for MFF: Birds and Berries Glue Book Page on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Hello Martha, thank you so so much for this happy mail! So thoughtful of you to send me things I like!! I know Emerson too so you couldn't choose any better poem :) I loved everything (and the negatives was the cherry on top of the cake!) and I would give you 10 hearts If I could! Hope we can be partners again in the future! Wish you a wonderful week and lots of love and happy swaps!
stamparose rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card # 20 on Nov 19, 2022
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neea1989 rated for MMHWH- Vintage Ephemera Swap #2 INT on Nov 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage items you sent! I can't wait to use them in my crafts 🥰💕
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Comment: Thank you for your photos, they are fun! Sent almost two weeks late, though.
Catt007 rated for SPCP: Scavenger hunt #3 on Nov 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely photo's
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty photos! I have roses but this year they didn't do so well.
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Comment: I have never seen a crepe myrtle tree before. What a beautiful tree! The color of the leaves is gorgeous!
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Comment: Thank you for the page, I love it! The leaves are such a great design addition. And thank you for the napkins and the quilt block instructions. <3
captkristi rated for HMPC: Botanical love - October on Nov 7, 2022
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Comment: What a nice note...and a gorgeous photo. Thanks so much!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the wonderful goodies! I love the #3 cards with all of the different backs! They’ll go great with my collection. I love all of the papers especially the textured ones! The napkins are great too. The sunflower one is my favorite! It reminds me of my late Grandmother who loved them. It made me happy to see it. Thank you for that. I love the vintage handwriting paper complete with erasure marks. Lol. Thanks for the tag and for sharing the photocopied papers of your vintage book. Everything was so awesome and you were so kind in carefully picking things from my profile.
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Comment: Thank you for the fall postcard and the quote.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the flat items. Can use them for new crafty projects.
Response: I am glad that you can use the things I sent.
Sonya rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #19 on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the fun APC, Martha. Cheers!
Response: Glad you liked it.
YooperHill rated for USAPC: Snarky art 9.18 on Oct 15, 2022
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Comment: LOVE IT!! Thank you for playing! Yes, I’m from the U.P.!
Response: Glad you liked it.
Gobarb rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #71 on Oct 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC. Love the spider web background.
Response: Glad you liked it.
Artstamper rated for YTPC: Glue Book Page: September on Oct 9, 2022
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Comment: Back to school was my theme too. Thank you for your lovely glue page. So many memories in those Dick and Jane pages and the masterboard made a great background. Also loved the group photo! Can't wait to put this one in my journal.
Response: It was fun making it, glad you liked it.
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Comment: Hi Martha, Thank you for the lovely photographs, postcard and great note as it was good to read about each place, I've never been to your part of The US. I'd love to someday though. Take care, Vaughan
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Comment: thanks its wonderful!!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Nov 24, 2022:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a fun and safe Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

rarjones on Nov 20, 2022:

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you! 2022

CF Group- Rose

yvonne401 on Sep 5, 2022:

Hi Martha!

Hope you have a fun and safe Labor Day!

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! ❤️

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

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