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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: July 21, 2018
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

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Comment: Martha, thank you so much for the sweet journal page...I just love the vintage "by the sea" images with children! Thank you also for the "button ups" and lace trims; you are the most generous of swap partners!
Angie rated for USA-Here Comes The Sun-July on Jul 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the fun punk rock postcard! LOL. The post office stamped a postal thing right in the spot where a mohawk would go. Perfect collaboration with the USPS. XO
BeckyG56 rated for Collaboration #56 on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the card, I have foreign papers that I can add to her card. My husband and I went to Brooklyn for a mission trip. I haven't been on an international trip for several years. I'm not sure if I'll do anymore of them or not. Your contribution with your change makes a difference!
donetta rated for VJP: Vintage June Bride on Jul 6, 2018
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Comment: Martha, I apologize for the late rating...I've been a bit under the weather lately, and have put things aside that never should have been put aside. This card is exquisite! The pressed roses are a beautiful, organic addition...your artistic "signature" is all over this beauty, and I'm lucky to have it! Also...if you and your daughter decide to take another MI road trip, please let me know; I'd love to meet you and maybe have lunch!
suemick15 rated for VC: Vintage Blue Collage ATC on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Hi Martha, Thank you for such a sweet, blue collage ATC. I especially liked the use of the postage stamps. I look forward to using the various extras you included and enjoyed the thoughtful note you wrote. It was nice to be partnered with you and would love to meet at the mailbox again. Happy Swapping. Sue
CookieChops rated for Collaboration #55 on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the awesome goodies! I’m excited to add my part to the spring collaboration card and send it home! Maybe I’ll have a go at decopaging using the napkins you gave me :)
Mustluvdoggies rated for VJP: Postage Stamp People on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: Hello dear! So sorry for the late rating. I love the postage stamp people JP you made! You fit the stamps perfectly on the people. Love all the layers. Thank you for a great swap and extras!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for **PBP July FAIRY…** on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely page! And all the great extra's you've sent me :-) Sorry for rating so late ... some bad news in my family. But I appreciate all the effort you took on spoiling me :-D
perkl8r rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Jun 30, 2018
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Comment: spoiler, that is what you are. I love 1930's reproduction fabrics....thank you dear!
wolfeagle rated for Scavenger Hunt PC-June on Jun 24, 2018
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Comment: I love this postcard. Thank you.
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Pulled string art PC on Jun 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
jukejan rated for USA: Here Comes The Sun-June on Jun 20, 2018
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Comment: Like your card. Nice coloration!
ladydy5 rated for PT - A list of photos on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for pics.
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Comment: Thank you!! Great 'Undertaker' ad.
RAINDARGON rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #27 on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your great atc and extras
fairyduster53 rated for **PBP June ~ Balloons…** on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Love everything!
ginny19590 rated for IS ~ Pick 3 Spring ~ USA on Jun 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you........=)
perkl8r rated for QnT 2 FAT EIGHTS 1 partner on Jun 3, 2018
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Comment: I love everything. Thank you so much. I especially love the fabric charm with my favorite scripture verse....wondering where you found it and how to get more fabric like that.
AZmom875 rated for Crazy Cat Lady Returns -USA on Jun 3, 2018
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Comment: meow ! it is purr-fect
deblew rated for 1 + 1 May on May 30, 2018
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Comment: Love my postcard! I think your "accidental" background is perfect! Thank you so much for a beautiful piece.

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Comments

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2018:

Make this 4th Of July memorable by counting the blessings and appreciating our freedom.

Happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ktk8 on Jun 7, 2018:

HeLLo and thanks for working on my pass and paste postcard..... it made it home today..... I love the no music no life sentiment!!!! Big hugs....

yvonne401 on May 27, 2018:

Feels good to wake up each morning and hear the sweet sound of liberty.

Let’s never take it for granted!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

DaisyNY on May 19, 2018:

Here's the Under the Sea P&P from a while ago:

yvonne401 on May 13, 2018:

Dear Martha,

Friendship and motherhood are two of the most wonderful things that anyone can experience!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

DaisyNY on Feb 27, 2018:

Hi Martha - This is the completed P&P for Fundygirl. I think you did #3 for Dec 17.

PassNPaste pic

MissPaula on Feb 26, 2018:

Martha, I Love your addition to my PC! Love it! One of my all time faves!

ladydy5 on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you for being the very first to sign up for my new swap “Picture This,” Group!

CurlyTea on Jan 23, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

crystalite on Jan 22, 2018:

Nartha, I just also wanted to tell you that the Bee images on the #7 APC's you sent me are amazing! You are a talented photographer!

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