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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: January 15, 2021
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 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

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Comment: Thank you for the fun decos!! Hope you're doing well!
ktk8 rated for December- Scavenger Hunt PC on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: Awwwww what a nice nice postcard.... I just love it and will put it with my Christmas decorations to display year after year....we still have Christmas up because of Covid and surgery we haven't gotten to celebrate with the kids yet..... so we are waiting for celebrating..... and this is a beautiful addition...... many hearts to YOU....
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Comment: Thanks for the tag! Happy 2021!
captkristi rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #39 on Dec 13, 2020
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Comment: What a fun ATC! Thanks so much! Great swap.
BeckyG56 rated for USA: Face Time-November on Nov 30, 2020
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Comment: I love your postcard. Your description deserves a heart just for that comment! lol I struggle too, but it doesn't stop me from trying. I have enjoyed all the pc, and series. I too wonder what's next. Thanks!
ladydy5 rated for A. I. - make a Zetti ATC on Nov 30, 2020
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Comment: You did really good. Thank you for joining in. Take care enjoy the rest of 2020 safely
Lmrb19 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #37 on Nov 28, 2020
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Comment: Love that you used, what appears to be, real greenery
wolfeagle rated for November-Scavenger Hunt PC on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: Love this postcard. Thank you so much. Happy Thanksgiving.
toni rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #38 on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Sweet atc and I loved the clip art. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the generous rating. I will resend the swap.
BeckyG56 rated for USA: Face Time-Oct on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: I love M8ss Autumn. She represents the season well!
nancylee rated for October-Scavenger Hunt PC on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Love the frog in the bathtub! Thank you
Camiliann rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #36 on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: thanks
ccmmsu rated for CPG Sept Move a US Deco - US Only on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: I love the page you did in this deco! What a great idea to do a pocket. :) Thanks for swapping with me!
Lantana149 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #35 on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Love the flamingo ATC and a special thank you for the scripture cards!😍🌻
Kittybob83 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #34 on Sep 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Its so pretty! Thank you for the extras too! I love napkins! I'm sure its a pain to move but worth it to be close to family!
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Comment: Thank you!
fiennesgirl rated for APC RED 5s, butterfly stamp USA on Sep 6, 2020
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Comment: Hi Martha! I’m sorry for the delay in rating you! I took these cards to my parents’ house to show my Mom and forgot it and they were lost in the vast wasteland of my purse! Ugh! Thank you so much for the lovely cards and goodies! I love them!
wolfeagle rated for USA: Face Time-August on Aug 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you.
ginny19590 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #32 on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: I loved the wonderful ATC you made and the lighthouse book is way more than I could expect. You were very generous and I loved it all. The postage was fine and I do hope your knee gets better. If I could give you more hearts you definitely deserve them. God Bless and stay safe my friend and my partner........=)
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Comment: Thanks for the deco - looks like a fun one. Your page is really nice.

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Comments

rarjones on Jan 10, 2021:

Happy January Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Cf Group - Rose

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

JuneRosebud on Sep 4, 2020:

Thanks for working on my frog prince Art Collab #85!!

wolfeagle on Apr 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the ATC for the AMA:Mystery Supply swap. I love the grid look you created also.

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!

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!

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