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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: July 19, 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: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
LadyJo rated for CF: July Something Scavenger Hunt on Jul 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap! I love it! Everything was perfect! I will enjoy using these items!
TereDiane1954 rated for CF - Put a Butterfly on it on Jul 15, 2019
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Comment: What a talent you have! This is simply lovely, and I'm so glad I got you for a swap partner. Thank you♥ Added 7/16, I found the antique postcards hiding in the envelope this morning! Wow, how cool they are; thank you for sending them.
vlhafer54 rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #6 USA on Jul 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty squares - I love the black and white one with the beasties!
gizmodust rated for FF 5 inch charm swap #6 USA on Jul 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great charm squares. Love the extra kitty fabric. I like to sew for children and that kind always comes in handy. thanks again.
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Comment: Martha, thanks so much for the very cool book page! The old ads do take us back! I'll enjoy using the extras you sent.
junemoon rated for QnT Mini Art Quilt Series 2019 #1 on Jul 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the very timely mini quilt; it's well made and very pretty. And many thanks for the delightful face buttons; I haven't seen any like them and I think they're wonderful.
Response: Glad you like the quilt and the buttons. I am looking forward to making the second one.
GinaVisione rated for Monochromatic Pink PostCard on Jun 29, 2019
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Comment: Awesome Pink Art Makes Us Whole PC - TRUE! Thank you ~
JuneRosebud rated for Collaboration #71 on Jun 23, 2019
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Comment: Nice addition to the post card; this is my very first finished one to see. Thank you for the die cuts, too=)
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Comment: Great AJP! Love the color combo.
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Comment: Loved your note, quilt blocks and extra fabric. Have a wonderful day.
PaperPassion rated for YTPC: Book Page Pouches on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Martha thank you for the lovely pouches.They will be a great addition to my journal.
elflady rated for 1 + 1 May on Jun 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. It's great to see people going out of their comfort zone.i always use pencils as I am not confident with paints. elflady
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Comment: Thanks for the extra card!
BTim rated for Collaboration #70 on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: Fun collaboration! Thanks for the extras!
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Comment: Great job! Glad you eventually got inspired, lol. Love how you shaded the background.
debbee2014 rated for One Deco - June on Jun 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Martha, Love the Dina Wakely stamp you sent to me...Hope to make a few short trips around the state this summer. You talked about CA falling it to the ocean while you are there. There was an earthquake in Cleveland which is about 1 1/2 hrs from me and one down state close to where we are going in a few weeks. Hope nothing happens when we are there. LOL Have a great summer.
amyduff rated for YTPC: Flow-ish Journal on Jun 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I love papers you included!
Shellyr rated for Monochromatic GREEN Postcard on Jun 1, 2019
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Comment: Love your green collage pc. Very pretty

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Comments

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!

BlueberryLady on Jan 20, 2019:

Wishing you a Happy Birthday on Wednesday! My Grandson will celebrate his 10th Birthday the same date..

rarjones on Jan 16, 2019:

Wishing you a very Happy January Birthday!! Blessings:) CF Group

wolfeagle on Nov 14, 2018:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration pc with the Tiger. It made it home and it's great.

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