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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: December 17, 2017
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States

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

cabaute rated for CPG 2017 Flat Ornament - US only on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty ornament and letter! I love the little details (ric-rac and charm). Beautiful!
Shellyr rated for VJP: Creative Vintage Collage on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: So nice of you to make a collage with your family members in it. Love it -- a treasure. Thanks for the vintage goodies as well.
ccmmsu rated for Collaboration PC #48 on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: What a great start for a collab. PC! This one is going to be really fun! Thank you also for the little girl images (they will be great additions to my daughter's scrapbook) and the stamps. We aren't in the northern part of MI now, but I grew up in the Northern LP and my husband grew up at the top of the UP where they average over 200" of snow each year! Winter is definitely here -- snowing and 17F today (feels like 0F). :) Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Cute tags!! Thanks!!
Mustluvdoggies rated for VJP: Vintage Christmas on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: LOVE the beautiful journal page! I love the way you put it together. So many great layers! I love the beautiful music sheet! I also love Christmas music! I love this journal page so much! Merry Christmas!
Response: So glad you liked it.
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Comment: Thank you for the butterfly apcs! They are so beautiful!
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Comment: your little house doesn't look like any of the other houses in my village and that is why i love it!! my village is very eclectic and my houses come in various shapes and sizes! thanks for joining my swap!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute house!
petaluda rated for Pass & Paste November 2017 on Dec 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much I appreciate that you went out of your way for this card .I love the stickers Exactly what I needed to put on a letter I wrote on plain paper
Anettethhjertnes rated for All decked out APC FIVES on Nov 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the five's and extra stuf. And also A big thank you for your kind words, you are so right... You never Get over lossing A child, but you can learn to live with it. We don't celebrate thank's giving in Norway, That is all american ☺️ We also have nativ's in Norway, but the history is diferent
sweettems rated for One Deco Book - November on Nov 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, Martha!
wolfeagle rated for USA-Hearts PC-November on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.
paraxparaxnoia rated for Shutterbuggin' [3] on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing part of your life with me :) I love tall buildings like the one in your first pic, we don't have much of those here in Finland so they always remind me of faraway places :) I'm a Summerfield but I love the fall colours! And that quilt is amazing, your grandson is lucky to have it :)
Response: Thanks for the rating, I am glad you liked the pictures.
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Comment: Thanks for the string squares. Almost enough for a small quilt now! And thanks for the extra music fabric. I will save that for something special!!
luvbird rated for Thanksgiving ATC on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Martha, thank you so very much for the lovely Thanksgiving ATC card...very pretty! Thank you also for the nice little extras. Very nice swap!
BeckyG56 rated for Collaboration PC #47 on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Interesting card! I'll enjoy adding to it and sending it home. Sorry to rate late, I was on vacation last week! Thanks for the extra's! I loved your envie, too!
ladybugluvsstuff rated for A.I. - collage #3 on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: awesome seahorse, such awesome extras!!! love the people cut outs and horse cards,thanks 😊
evanselli rated for All decked out APC FOURS on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great chicken-duck APC swap. i just loved them!
Arabella rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Love the layers and stitching on this atc! And cute bird! I like how you stitched on the leaves, too! Thank you so much for this amazing atc and for the great assortment of ephemera as extras! You should try an altered book cover, I've done a few and really enjoyed making them and have received some really great ones!
Response: Glad you liked the ATC & the extras.
petaluda rated for Pass & Paste Late October 2017 on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the PC .Beautiful work! you made my day with the adress labels you made for me Thank you so much!.,

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Comments

yvonne401 on Dec 13, 2017:

Merry Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ccmmsu on Nov 22, 2017:

Whoops! Still learning how to add pictures. How about one you can actually see all of? lol

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ccmmsu on Nov 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for working on my Collaboration PC and sending it home to me! This is the first collaboration-type swap I've received back, and I love it!
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wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:

hi

BlueberryLady on Aug 7, 2017:

Thank you very Much for sending as a Host of the FF. WTA.. I love the Carrot print and Grape Print Fabric you sent.. and the extras too... Need to make some Potholders seeing how mine are wore out.. ! ! Hugs from OHIO.. Thank-you too for the Recipes.. Love Cobbler with any fruits.. Made Rhubarb Raspberry for our Family Reunion in July.

MissPaula on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you for your part on my Collaboration PC! Have you lost your mind/mittens? Lol ♥

DaisyNY on Jun 22, 2017:

I was #4 on this Collaboration PC - I thought you might want to see how it ended up - "Look Into My Eyes"

midwestkiwi on May 24, 2017:

Thank you for working on my zentangled collaboration PC! I love how surprised I am every time I get one back.

yvonne401 on May 13, 2017:

Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!

Blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 15, 2017:

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!

Blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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