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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: October 18, 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

valentina22 rated for GROUP: VJP With A Pocket on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the creative pocket VJP and the extras!
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Comment: Deligthful to have the polka dots inside! Thanks for the fun of discovery and for the extra buttons.
BusyB rated for **PBP Oct~ Leaves …** on Oct 9, 2017
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Comment: Wonderful page, so pretty! And the envelope too. I love the poetry and the tag with a quote. A welcome addition for my journal. Thank you for the great extras as well and the nice note. :) Happy October!
PeggyO rated for VJP: A Celebration of Autumn on Oct 2, 2017
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Comment: Martha, thanks for a pretty VJC--I love the poem about the leaves. It is much like the ones we often memorized in 1st and 2nd grades. I must be sure I make a copy of it to use in some of my fall swaps, etc. Thanks so much!
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Comment: Great post card! Yes, we are safe from Irma. We did evacuate, but our home was safe.
ktk8 rated for Collaboration PC #45 on Sep 30, 2017
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Comment: Love love love this PC .... know exactly what I am going to add.....thanks for the ribbons!
wolfeagle rated for 1 + 1 September on Sep 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the spooky postcard. Great use of comics.
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Comment: Thank you. Love this postcard also . It would be fantastic without all the modge podge wrinkles. It reminds me of a doll I once made.
Larina rated for Pass & Paste Late September 2017 on Sep 30, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and all the extra goodies. Can't wait to get started on it so I can send it home!
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Comment: Thank you Martha, I really like the deco and am looking forward to doing a page :)
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Comment: Hi Martha thank you for the deco and the cute extras! ;)
Camiliann rated for VC: Vintage Halloween Pocket on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely, very sturdy pocket, and all the goodies... such cool stuff.. I can tell u based it off my profile which wasn't required... thanks thanks
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Comment: Gorgeous postcard! Thanks! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Suncloud rated for Collaboration PC #41 on Sep 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard letter, and I will add art and send the collaboration pc on its way.
Yakima1955 rated for Pass & Paste Early September on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Love the envelope!! and the eclipse card. We really MISSED OUT. There were cool pictures on the internet, but it just looked a little overcast here. Yes, the card is very special. Thanks so much!!!
wolfeagle rated for Collaboration PC #42 on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you for the the great VJP-Seeds -The composition and illustrations are well put together. Thanks for the paper extras!!
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Comment: Thanks Martha! The owl print is very cute. I wonder if I can find some around here.
MiekeC rated for **PBP September ~ Wings …** on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: thanks for the art journal page and the extras!
geekgirl1001000 rated for A.I. - using Salt on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you

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Comments

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

Babsmomof5 on Apr 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for sending such a cool postcard for the PNS WTA. I hope one day to see a big balloon festival myself...I imagine it's a wondrous sight!

DaisyNY on Apr 11, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste PC and sending it home. I think it's cool that you all used the aluminum die cuts I sent :) Most of it stayed on through the mail.

midwestkiwi on Apr 1, 2017:

Thank you for contributing to my "masterboard remains" Collaboration PC. The results were lovely, and I'm very glad to have it back.

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