Forum Activity for @cindy-stammich

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
07/29/19 08:21:28PM
60 posts

HAPPY 10th, FOTMD!


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Time flies when you are having fun!  And fun is definitely here!

Happy 10th Birthday FOTMD HUG

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/16/19 07:05:39PM
60 posts

The Positive Thread...


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There is so much beauty around us.....  we just need to stop for a moment and listen!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/15/19 10:03:47PM
60 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


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I am so sorry to hear about Angus...
What a beautiful boy!
They truly are family, and he will live on in your hearts ❤️
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/13/19 10:29:30PM
60 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Well said Salt Springs!
Thank you for the inspiration as well as the laugh for the day! I will think of you now when I creak and crack!
My 86 year old sweet Mama still takes daily walks! I am joining her tomorrow before we tackle some gardening 💕
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/13/19 10:24:45PM
60 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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2 acres....
I don’t think I can get up - and I only read about the planting!!!!!
Robin I am with you! Pumpkin pie is my all-time favorite! Now I make it without the crust - much healthier and all that wonderful pumpkin taste!
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/13/19 08:19:42PM
60 posts

So if Jesus came to dinner, what would you play?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I think I would play Just as I Am........

How fitting to humbly play my music for the King!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
03/18/19 09:57:42PM
60 posts

Ruth Randle


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I am so sorry Patty....

Prayers for her family and friends........

May each one hold tight to the precious memories 🙏💕

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
03/17/19 09:39:09PM
60 posts

New player / New purchase


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

How many Dulcimers does a dulcimer player need???
Just one more 🤣
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
03/03/19 01:19:07AM
60 posts

Playing again after losing all my dulcimers


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Jeannie, I am so sorry for the trauma and heartache you have been thru!  I hope the road ahead gets easier.  I am so happy that you have 3 dulcimers again, and oh my!  That one is sure a beauty!  I have found music to be very healing....... musicwinker

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/29/18 10:33:58PM
60 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Pondoro!  What a wonderful Christmas present!  The dulcimer (in my book) is the best instrument in the world for Christmas songs and folk music!  Enjoydulcimer

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/27/18 10:35:23PM
60 posts

Introduce Yourself!


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Welcome to FOTMD @fredr

There are a lot of great people here that will help you!

You are beginning a wonderful journey!  Have fun!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/23/18 02:17:53PM
60 posts

A Sweet Find


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This is a beauty!  Congratulations on a great addition!sun

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/18 06:30:03PM
60 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Blondie - FYI - you can see the stand in my video - "Crippled Creek Osceola Aug 2012

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/18 06:20:45PM
60 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


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Blondie:

Oh my goodness, this is just awesome!  Thank you so much for sharing!

You are VERY welcome!  Let me know if I can help you any more!  Like I said, it wasn't perfect, but is light-weight, folds up, and adjustable.  I did have a little trouble stitching the shelf liner onto the fabric, but it is helpful so you don't get the instruments slipping and sliding.

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/18 06:05:21PM
60 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Blondie! 

Ok - for my stand (which is a double-wide) I used the following:

(4) - 1"x2"x40" - for the legs

(3) - 3/4"x20" - dowel (for the outside leg and center)

(2) - 3/4"x18 1/2" - dowel (for the inside leg)

(2) - 26" lengths of chain (this makes the stand height adjustable)

(4) - hooks to attach chains to

Fabric, shelf liner and stain

While it isn't perfect, it certainly has served me well!  I made it double-wide so I could keep 2 instruments on it, and switch them easily, especially if playing out.  Let me know if you have questions.

Thanks!

 


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updated by @cindy-stammich: 10/09/18 06:06:19PM
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/18 11:49:28AM
60 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I will try to get the pic and measurements this evening!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/08/18 10:36:41PM
60 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

A keyboard stand makes a decent alternative also.  The height is adjustable.  I used a small piece of shelving covered with a piece of shelf-liner on top of the keyboard stand.  This works good, but isn't real handy if you are taking it out to play.

I also made my own stand a few years ago.  I could post a picture and some measurements if you want to make your own, or have someone that could make it for you.

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/01/18 09:12:34PM
60 posts

Capritaurus Dulcimer listed on Goodwill auction


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you for the update Foundryrat! Looks like someone got a nice deal. I was wishing I could come up with a reason why I needed just one more dulcimer!
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/25/18 10:44:05PM
60 posts

The Positive Thread...


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I don't get to spend as much time as i would like - playing music, following FOTMD and other things music.

However, when I get the chance (I did this evening) I LOVE Dulci-Binging!  It makes me Happy! jive

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/23/18 12:48:48AM
60 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Elvensong:

Robin Thompson:

FOTMD's own @elvensong tied for fourth place in the mountain dulcimer competition at the Walnut Valley Festival (AKA Winfield).  Huzzah! 

I can't wait to meet you and Mark at The Dulcimer Shoppe booth and play Circleville next year!

No pressure.

 

Well.. yeah pressure. poke

 

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/21/18 10:35:31PM
60 posts

Kennedy Barn String Band


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Congratulations!!!  This is awesome!!!  dulcimer

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/30/17 07:07:28PM
60 posts

Hi everyone! Total Noob


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Tillmanator!  Glad to see you here!  There are a lot of wonderful folks here that are very helpful!  You have come to a great place dulcimer

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/30/17 06:40:20PM
60 posts

Dave Lynch/Harpmaker in hospital


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Thank you for the update Folkfan!  I sure hope Dave can rest and regain some strength before his surgery.  My mom had her gall bladder out recently, and yes, she was in sudden and extreme pain. 

Hugs and prayers for a quick recovery from all of this!

 

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/28/17 10:15:58PM
60 posts

Meeting to buy a 2007 mcspadden ginger labeled gwr


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

How is that Ginger Nellie?  I used to have one and i loved it.  It went to a new home - a really good friend of mine who had some physical issues and had trouble playing a full sized dulcimer.  She was really happy with it, as I hope you are!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/21/17 09:02:59PM
60 posts

Stand for playing while standing


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Richard,

I have a keyboard stand that I have used for a long time - to stand while playing my dulcimers.

At first - I used 2 pieces of shelving covered with the rubber shelf liner.

The shelving was heavy, so I found some much lighter paneling and covered it with the shelf liner.

Once you have your "base" just adjust to the height that you are comfortable with, and Voila!

Works like a charm!

Keep strumming and smiling!

Cindy

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/11/17 10:24:54PM
60 posts

Bill Taylor


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Thank you Jan for your input, and I was really happy to see the response from Mark.

That must have been awesome to have Bill for a week-long class!

Sounds awesome!!!

 

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/11/17 10:22:50PM
60 posts

Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Mark!  Thank you so much for responding to this!  I hope all is well with Bill and his family.  It makes me very sad to know that he has stopped playing and stopped building dulcimers.  I only ever had the privilege of meeting Bill the one weekend at the KADC retreat.  He is a truly a wonderful person, and sooooo talented.  The dulcimer I have is beautiful and has such a wonderful sound.  One of the fun moments (one of many) from that weekend was when Bill played and sang "The Preacher and the Bear". 

When you see him again - please tell him I said hi.  He won't know who I am, but he made such an impact on me....I was pretty new to the dulcimer, and he showed me what the dulcimer community is all about!

Thank you again!  And sorry for rambling.......

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/09/17 06:30:32PM
60 posts

Do you have any dulcimer art/photos I might use?


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

I don't know if I have any you would like to use - but have a look 😋🎼👍
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/05/17 10:42:08PM
60 posts

Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Does anyone here know if Bill Taylor is still building and/or playing the mountain dulcimer?

I have one of his dulcimers and I love it!  Many years ago I went to a KADC (Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club) weekend workshop.  Bill was a part of it.  He is a wonderful person and a great player!  It would be so nice to hear from him!

Thanks!


updated by @cindy-stammich: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/03/17 10:13:42PM
60 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Happy Birthday Lexie!!!

I am SOOO glad that your birthday turned out so well!  Your Smiley Friend is the best winker

Thank you for the happy thoughts today!!!

 

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/02/17 10:20:05PM
60 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Wow!  I hadn't been following the fires.....but what a blessing that the pilot survived and is expected to be ok!!!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/27/17 10:44:52PM
60 posts

Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Wow!  This is such a beautiful dulcimer!!!  Can't wait to hear it music

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/26/17 09:46:25PM
60 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Today was wonderful for a close family friend!  He is a WWII and Korean War veteran.  Today was the 23rd Honor Flight for Northeast Indiana, and he was on it!  They treat the veterans like royalty.  They fly to Washington DC for the day to see the memorials.  They came home tonight to a Hero's Welcome Home!  Can't wait to hear the stories and see pictures!  sun

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/24/17 10:45:54PM
60 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Userno4 - Those precious moments that you shared with your mother......I truly believe that's the best thing you could have done! 

To have you there, playing an instrument that she loved!

A few years ago I recorded Amazing Grace.  I put a copy on a CD and gave it to my aunt.  My uncle was in hospice at the time.  My aunt said she played Amazing Grace over and over, very quietly.  It gave them a peace that she cherishes to this day.

Thank you for sharing your precious memories! 

 

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/13/17 10:46:05PM
60 posts

Rest in peace, Brian Beach


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Sorry to hear of Brian's struggles and his passing.

May he rest in peace.

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/11/17 10:56:26PM
60 posts

Amazing Grace in Cherokee


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This is so beautiful.....so heartfelt.......

Thank you so much for re-posting it! 

If only the world had a few more Frans!!!  heart

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/11/17 10:52:24PM
60 posts

Offering sympathy to our dear John Henry


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John Henry, I am so sorry that I am so late with this, but  I pray that God lifts you up and comforts you.

I hope you find your way back to playing music, and that it can bring joy in your life.

You and your family are in my heart and in my prayers.

 

God hath not promised skies always blue,

Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;

God hath not promised sun without rain,

Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

 

But God hath promised strength for the day,

Rest for the labor, light for the way,

Grace for the trials, help from above,

Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

 

 

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/10/17 11:32:05PM
60 posts

Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Dusty Turtle - what a great quote!!! I think we need a tshirt with that on it!
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
03/25/17 10:51:57PM
60 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I am currently working on a project that is very dear to my heart. 

My sister-in-law passed away in January after a courageous battle with ALS.  She was only 53.  Some years ago she had ordered a Ron Ewing dulcimette thru Ebay.  After a while she gave it to me and said "I can't make this thing sing - so here - you make it sing". 

She loved her garden, pond, frogs and birds, and spent a lot of time there.

My project is to play "In the Garden" on the dulcimette that she gave me, and add photos that she took of her favorite things.

Her birthday is April 22, and I plan to have it done to give to my brother on her birthday.

 

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