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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: July 12, 2024
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

donetta rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #94 on Jul 17, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cute, sparkly ATC, Martha. I know just what it feels like when the crafting mojo takes a break! It's unsettling, and upsetting. Everything I make is unappealing, etc., etc. Sometimes you just have to take a break and recharge. I usually rely on Pinterest for inspiration...seeing what other people have made somehow makes me want to get back to it!
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Comment: Thanks so much
donetta rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #92 on Jun 15, 2024
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Comment: Oh Martha, I love this so much! Thanks to your book page background, which I THINK is Greek, I have ordered a Greek language book from an eBay seller...it's a visually beautiful language! It's fancy! What I enjoy most about this ATC is that (to me) it's the essence of these 3 Elements swaps...you used the required elements without it being obvious that you had 3 required elements. Does that make sense? I once had a swapper reach out to me for a private swap, and the theme was "sparkle" because she had just received a bunch of little gems for ATCs. I did my usual type of thing, and what I got in return was a black cardstock background with about 50 gems stuck onto the background. And that's it. Just the gems. Where's the "art" in that? So thank you for being so good, and for the beautiful buttons as well! Hopefully we will swap again soon.
youngsenior rated for USAPC: Collage Paint Swatch Tag on Jun 11, 2024
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Comment: I like your rhapsady in blue. Thank you for the nice letter and the colorful napkins. I try to find napkins simular to them around here and can not. Just plain white and a few of one color. Your friend Joy
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Autist rated for OATC: Vintage People ATC on May 31, 2024
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Comment: This was such a beautiful piece!! Thank you so much!!
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #93 on May 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful atc. I like the idea with the postage stamp!
kendall rated for AAHMPC: Put On A Paper Doll- May on May 24, 2024
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Comment: The postcard you sent took me right back to the "50s (52). The paper doll is great. I'm sure I must have had a similar one. I had books and heaps cut out, even some from a Montgomery Ward catalog Thank you for this adorable post card. It stirred up some sweet memories.
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Spring Postcard on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet postcard. I apologize for such a late rating. I hope you can relate, having a stack of paperwork on the kitchen table. I finally sorted through the pile, and found your pc. And a bill!
crystalite rated for USAPC: Tag With Prompts #3 March on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: Wow! First off, I loved your tag— It’s gorgeous! And I love the envelope you created for the tag. Secondly, thank you for the thoughtful extras you included—you must have read my profile! I will definitely use them in a future project soon. Thank you so much!
shellbede rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #90 on Apr 1, 2024
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Comment: The ATC you created is adorable! And I really like the envelope you created from the napkin and the cereal bag. I'm def going to look for that tutorial! Thanks for a great swap.
Shellyr rated for AAHMPC: Magazine Doodle PC - March on Mar 28, 2024
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Comment: Love your darling pc. Thanks
armadillogal rated for SPCP: Landscape on Mar 25, 2024
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Comment: Cool shot. I love reflections too.
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #89 on Mar 19, 2024
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Comment: Hi Martha! Thanks so much for the spoooky fortune teller ATC. Madame Dorothea eyes seem to hold a lot of secrets! Love the paper 'curtains' and those dark jewels, too.
Response: Glad you liked it. I had fun putting it together.
Sequoia183 rated for USAPC: Tag With Prompts #2 Feb on Mar 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you
NJack19 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #88 on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: So lucky to have such a treasure and be able to enjoy seeing it. I have been to the bridges in Madison CO Iowa. Love them. Also thank you for the vintage clipping. I have the perfect project I will use them on. Happy Swapping friend.
lob rated for SPCP: Landscape on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: Yes, beautiful colors and great reflection! Thanks for sharing!
LiisaS rated for SPCP: Landscape on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: Such a pleasingly calm photo. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful watercolor postcard. Orange and pink is my very favorite color combination! It has been every since I was a little girl. My parents took me to Radio City Music Hall when I was a kid, and the Rockettes costumes were bright orange and pink, and I absolutely loved them.
armadillogal rated for SPCP: I feel blue! on Feb 12, 2024
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Comment: Great photos! I love hot air balloons. Been up and loved it. Also love Dale's glass. Went to the museum in Seattle.

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Comments

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a fun and safe July 4th!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a wonderful summer! Hope you have some fun in the sun!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 27, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Hoping you are having a nice Memorial Day with your family and friends!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 27, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Hoping you are having a nice Memorial Day with your family and friends!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 12, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a wonderful 💐❤️ Mother's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 31, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Hoping you are having a nice Easter Sunday with you family and friends! Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 23, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a fun and safe Spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

LindaW on Jan 21, 2024:

Have a very happy Birthday!🎈🎁🎂

rarjones on Jan 6, 2024:

Happy Birthday month to you!!

May your year be filled with much joy:)

Rose CF- Group

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