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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: April 23, 2024
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 a part 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

BeckyG56 rated for CF: Spring Postcard on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet postcard. I apologize for such a late rating. I hope you can relate, having a stack of paperwork on the kitchen table. I finally sorted through the pile, and found your pc. And a bill!
crystalite rated for USAPC: Tag With Prompts #3 March on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: Wow! First off, I loved your tag— It’s gorgeous! And I love the envelope you created for the tag. Secondly, thank you for the thoughtful extras you included—you must have read my profile! I will definitely use them in a future project soon. Thank you so much!
shellbede rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #90 on Apr 1, 2024
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Comment: The ATC you created is adorable! And I really like the envelope you created from the napkin and the cereal bag. I'm def going to look for that tutorial! Thanks for a great swap.
Shellyr rated for AAHMPC: Magazine Doodle PC - March on Mar 28, 2024
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Comment: Love your darling pc. Thanks
armadillogal rated for SPCP: Landscape on Mar 25, 2024
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Comment: Cool shot. I love reflections too.
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #89 on Mar 19, 2024
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Comment: Hi Martha! Thanks so much for the spoooky fortune teller ATC. Madame Dorothea eyes seem to hold a lot of secrets! Love the paper 'curtains' and those dark jewels, too.
Response: Glad you liked it. I had fun putting it together.
Sequoia183 rated for USAPC: Tag With Prompts #2 Feb on Mar 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you
NJack19 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #88 on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: So lucky to have such a treasure and be able to enjoy seeing it. I have been to the bridges in Madison CO Iowa. Love them. Also thank you for the vintage clipping. I have the perfect project I will use them on. Happy Swapping friend.
lob rated for SPCP: Landscape on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: Yes, beautiful colors and great reflection! Thanks for sharing!
LiisaS rated for SPCP: Landscape on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: Such a pleasingly calm photo. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful watercolor postcard. Orange and pink is my very favorite color combination! It has been every since I was a little girl. My parents took me to Radio City Music Hall when I was a kid, and the Rockettes costumes were bright orange and pink, and I absolutely loved them.
armadillogal rated for SPCP: I feel blue! on Feb 12, 2024
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Comment: Great photos! I love hot air balloons. Been up and loved it. Also love Dale's glass. Went to the museum in Seattle.
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #87 on Feb 9, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable ATC with the vintage Valentine!
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: Tag With Prompts #1 Jan on Feb 7, 2024
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Comment: Cute wintery tag! Thanks for the vintage book pages.
lob rated for SPCP: I feel blue! on Feb 5, 2024
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Comment: I especially like the Chihuly art in blue. Thanks for sharing
sarenka7 rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #10 on Jan 19, 2024
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Comment: Beautiful page
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Comment: Thank you for the swap. Love the background.
Sagebrushs rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp Swap #9 on Jan 15, 2024
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Comment: Thank you.
pahasiga rated for SPCP: A set of 5 on Dec 31, 2023
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating, and thank you for the peek into journey of making a blanket!
Gwillisinc rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #85 on Dec 16, 2023
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Comment: Hi Martha, I don’t know how all the pieces got here, but looks like all has been received- the top of envelope was open. Cute cat card for Christmas- & extras, thank you

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Comments

yvonne401 on Mar 31, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Hoping you are having a nice Easter Sunday with you family and friends! Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 23, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a fun and safe Spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

LindaW on Jan 21, 2024:

Have a very happy Birthday!🎈🎁🎂

rarjones on Jan 6, 2024:

Happy Birthday month to you!!

May your year be filled with much joy:)

Rose CF- Group

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2024:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a year filled with joy, peace, and prosperity. Step into the New Year with confidence and a heart full of dreams.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:

MC

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2023:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 21, 2023:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a fun and safe Winter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Nov 23, 2023:

Hi Martha!

Wishing you a fun and safe Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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