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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: November 14, 2019
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

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 beagles. I began swapping with photo swaps, using them as therapy. I also swapped fabric postcards for a time. My other hobbies include quilting and other fabric crafts,reading and enjoying nature. I have a large flower garden that keeps me busy during growing season, but also gives me much joy.

I have recently joined a photography group hoping to learn from their expertise. Photography has become a real joy to me - I mostly take pictures of landscapes, skies, birds, flowers,and bugs. Oh yeah, and of my wonderful 3-year-old grandson - a real blessed part of my life.

Update August 2016: Paper crafts have pretty much taken over replacing quilting & fabric postcards. Currently I am swapping various kinds of handmade postcards - Pass & Paste, collaborations, scavenger hunts. These swaps give me the opportunity to explore a lot of different techniques. I like to incorporate humor into some of the cards. I have begun to use images from some old magazines (1930's) that I had collected. Decided it was time to share them instead of stashing them in the closet.

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.

I would like postcards from all 50 states. I want the ones that say "Greetings from" with the state name spelled out. They were popular in the 40's and 50's and now I have been seeing reproductions. I would like either ones- vintage or reproductions :)

I have recently begun swapping pocket letters and I am beginning to zentangle.

My new endeavor for 2016 is an art journal, mostly based on Bible verses. I would be interested in receiving swaps with Christian/inspirational quotes or artwork.

About Me

Dislikes: Anything gothic, Sci-fi, zombies, steam-punk.

About Me

Currently reading: Maisie Dobbs mysteries by Jacqueline Winspear. Have read the first eight in the last few months. Set in England in the 1920's & 30's with ties to events of World War I. I am working on the 2015 Reading Challenge posted by Popsugar. Still reading the Maisie Dobbs series, therefore have not progressed very well on the Reading Challenge.

About Me

Thrift Shop Wish List: I have just joined a thrift shop find group. Here are some things I look for at thrift shops, flea markets, etc. Vintage PC's, vintage portraits (photos), books on CD (Nora Roberts), Broadway musical DVD's, vintage sewing notions, vintage quilt patterns - Aunt Martha's books or newspaper clippings, books by Sue Henry (Alaska) and Bill Noel (Folly Beach SC) - paperbacks are fine.I will add to this list as I think of more things. Adding a few more things: charms or charm bracelets, foreign language book (other than German, I have those). I now have a Cuttlebug so would like embossing folders & cutting dies.

Ratings

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!
thevmatt rated for CF - Put a Scripture Verse on it on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much!!
9O96O rated for SPCP: 'What I did on my vacation' on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for clearing things up for me mj. :) The Sea World photo was fun. Amazing how big that tank is to accommodate an Orca.
9O96O rated for SPCP: Street Art Snapshot on Sep 20, 2019
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Comment: Hi MJ. I got your envelope. Thanks for including the website for the street art installation. I did some sleuthing and found out... "The mural showcases several floating heads from people Zimmermann [the mural artist] encountered in the Bucktown park or nearby, in places such as the Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues intersection." Very cool. Thanks also for the extra photo of Sea World. My sister loved San Diego when she visited a few years ago.
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Comment: card arrived safe and sound, ready for the next turn. Also, special thanks for the awesome extra cards and photo. They are wonderful, I enjoyed them so much! Especially the weird photography (fabulous) and the beer card. Such a treat they are!
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Comment: These are just too cute!! I'm so excited to add to them!! Thanks for the Spiritual image as well. Thank you very much. 💜💜💜
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Comment: Wonderful work! 😍
dandabear rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #3 on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: Very cute little art quilt! I love it! Thank you. Thanks for the extra goodies too. 30's are my favorite. Happy swapping.

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Comments

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.

MLouiseO on Mar 28, 2019:

Hello,

This is for the Profile Bible Verse Swap. I hope your week is going well.

Be strong, and courageous. Do not fear, or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you, or forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

Psalm 9:18

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