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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: September 16, 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.

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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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Comment: Hi Martha thank you for the beautiful purple Dutch Iris PC. Happy September swapping peace love light
nancylee rated for July Scavenger Hunt PC on Sep 4, 2019
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Comment: An amusing assortment of goodies with a semi surreal image- super cool thank you
luvbird rated for MFF: Bird Mail Art + Bird Ephemera on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: Martha, thank you so very much for the great bird mail art and bird ephemera. So many sweet little birdie goodies...love all of it!
ktk8 rated for August Scavenger Hunt PC on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: HoWdY and I love my scavenger hunt postcard that you made me......THANKS! made me smile smile smile.....
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Comment: Love this swap! Thank you! And I also love the children’s book pages that you sent.❤️
SilverD rated for Mystery supply swap, Yo! on Aug 31, 2019
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Comment: Very lovely and creative! You did awesome work, I love this!
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #11 on Aug 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank u 4 the nice ATC & the extras=)
ktk8 rated for CC: 3 piece collage portrait on Aug 26, 2019
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Comment: WoW interesting almost eerie postcard..... Thanks..... fun idea.....
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Comment: The squirrel &poem were adorable
sherheart rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #2 on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: I love the little birdhouse quilt you made for me. Very nice job. Thanks❤️
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Comment: Thanks for a great page and the details behind it. Art is like that sometimes. you never know where it will take you.
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Comment: Hello dear Martha, thank you for such an amazing swap! I loved what you did with the tea bag distressing and I am so happy with the handwritten postcards and bits. Thank you so much for your generosity!
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Comment: Hello Martha! Nice swapping with you again. I like what you did with the index card and the orange circles with the black stitching makes the card pop. Great decision! Thanks for the extras. I really like the distressed paper with the girl on it. I'm running some ideas through my head for it. Thanks a bunch!
Tverne05 rated for Collaboration #73 on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the extras. I like what you added to the PC.
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Comment: I'm just doing primary colors, will start putting together soon. Thank you .
janineureka rated for USAPC: Let's Make a Glue Book! on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: Oh, Wow! I love the book you made for me. I love the way the pages are color-coordinated. Thanks for the little article about the crows. The whole book gave me a new outlook on making glue books! Love your work...❤️💜💚💙💛
LadyJo rated for CF: Something Fabric Swap on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: I love the bag you made for me! The measuring tape is great! Neat idea! Thank you so very much!

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Comments

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

MCGalaxy on Mar 28, 2019:

The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation

Psalm 118:14

pixiegirlanna on Mar 23, 2019:

Hello:)

Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  • 2019 Newbie Friendly - Profile Bible Verse #6 -

From Anna <3

CurlyTea on Jan 23, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

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