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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: February 16, 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

January rated for USA: Face Time-January on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: Lady Amaryllis has arrived and she is absolutely lovely. Thanks for the postcard - looking forward to collecting and making them this year!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #21 on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Hi Martha! This is so simple and elegant--I love whatever glitter you used on the letters and doily. This will be a perfect embellishment for a pocket or journal front. I'm also in LOVE with the vintage Valentines you sent--so thoughtful--I will treasure them! Thanks for a wonderful swap, Martha; it's always a pleasure to swap together.
Poeprincess rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a delightful ATC. Isn’t it amazing how little glitches give us new perspectives & we develop new techniques? That’s the sign of a truly creative mind!
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Comment: you did a beautiful job on the cardinal (I assume paper pieced), it's a lovely little quilt. Thanks too for the pretty fabric andthe vintage buttons are just right because I'm making an art quilt with many vintage buttones
JuneRosebud rated for Collaboration #80 on Feb 4, 2020
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Comment: Fun post card; I will send it on home...
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Comment: What a nice colorful page! I enjoyed the hints you sent in your note, too, as this was my first “glue page”. Thank you for being my partner.
tigermousecat rated for VJP: Vintage Santa 5x7 on Jan 20, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for my fun Santa letter page. Hope you had a safe and peaceful Christmas!
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Comment: Hi Martha, thank you for your nice note sent along with Zanets pc. I will pass the postcard along in the next round. Yes, I would be happy to do a private textile swap with you. I giggled at your PHD. I’m an expert UFO accumulator myself 😁 your fidget quilt sounds lovely. That is something on my “must try list” thanks again!
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Comment: Thank you
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #18 on Dec 28, 2019
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Comment: Very nice ATC! Thank you!
JuneRosebud rated for Collaboration #78 on Dec 24, 2019
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Comment: Hi Martha. Well, ur envelope got totally demolished by the Post Office. All that was left of ur envelope was the front with my address on it. Luckily ur Christmas card & Art collab were still with the front of the envelope. I think we lucked out on that one!! Happy Holidays 2 u, 2!!
CookieMomster78 rated for 1 + 1 December on Dec 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing these great postage stamps! The card is lovely and your ATC as well! Merry christmas 🎄
ktk8 rated for December Scavenger Hunt PC on Dec 23, 2019
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Comment: Oh Martha..... fun fun fun to receive from you again.....and I love this scavenger hunt postcard....... I love these swaps also..... Merry Christmas and happiest of 2020 to you!!! Thanks for a GREAT card!!!!!
Kalalinga rated for One Deco - December on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for this deco. It will be fun to decorate a page in! Happy Christmas🌲🎅
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Comment: Awesome..thank you! MERRY Christmas
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.

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Comments

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2020:

Wishing you a Valentine's day filled with love, happiness and chocolate.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

—Mark Twain

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, 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!

yvonne401 on Sep 8, 2019:

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

Blessings,

Yvonne

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