hugssandi

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Location: Richmond, VA
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Lulu Richard Streib Cat Brown Lois Sprengnether Keel Cindy Stammich Ken Longfield HEWalker CD Steven Berger Laurel K Scott Tennessee Jed Mary MacGowan Janene Millen Martha E Cynthia Wigington Lexie R Oakley Strumelia Jennifer Brutschy Terry Wilson Charles Thomas Stewart McCormick Jan Potts Benjamin W Barr Jr Erin Mae Linda Jo brockinton Marc Mathieu John W. McKinstry Robin Thompson

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The LORD is my strength, my husband is my hero, and my six children are the air to me!

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hugssandi
@hugssandi • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Only week 2, but still going strong with HASfit.  :)"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Thank you, Strumelia.  I'm doing the August Foundation schedule from HASfit.com, and it is a perfect, safe startup.  All the vids are free on YouTube, too!..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Day two of workin' out!  WHOOP!  WHOOP!  "
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a music item created by @patty-from-virginia:
We Gather Together
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Margaret Wright's dulcimer ministry in the Baptist Press:
"Thank you so much for sharing this.  I play the mountain dulcimer because of two people/entities:  Beverly from Craggy Mountain Music, and then Jerry and..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 weeks ago • comments: 16
Liked a youtube item created by @filipinouker:
He Leadeth Me (dulcimer instrumental)
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choose just ONE song for all eternity...":
"OH Susie...  I love "Wild Mountain Thyme" and would be delighted to hear you play it...."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers:
When the roll is called up yonder
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on When the roll is called up yonder:
"Great song, great dulcimer, great performance!!!"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A little tune on my eedybeedy:
"FABULOUS!"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tiny Dulcimers:
"LOVE MY WREN!!!!!"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @dan:
Gourd Banjo
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choose just ONE song for all eternity...":
"The song I want to choose I cannot play yet!  "My Savior's Precious Blood".  Of the things I can play, which I understand is the actual question, I guess "O..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Naming Our "Babies"?":
"I did not name my first dulcimer (pictured <<<), but I did name my Feather Dulcimer Teagan.  It means "little poet".  OH how I love that thing!..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Ever bombed? Big time.:
"I'm sorry you bombed, but I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that's imperfectly human!  "
hugssandi
@hugssandi • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you play any popular songs on your dulcimer?":
"OH MY GOSH I LOVE Y'ALL!!!  Our phone/internet was out a few weeks after a storm, and I come back to see how amazing y'all are!  I LOVE IT!!!!  And I kinda..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strumming...AGAIN....":
"Love, LOVE that sharing, Dusty.  Don't know how I missed it, but GOOD STUFF.  We will all get there, won't we?  "
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Do you play any popular songs on your dulcimer?":
"I'm not asking for TAB, I just wanted to chuckle over some ideas that might seem very unlikely.  I.e. right now I'd love to have a go at "I Like That" (with..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Hour of Prayer:
"Just lovely!!!  Love this song and don't play it nearly as well."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"I am loving perusing through everyone's good news today!  I'd love to add that my oldest son, Allen, is getting married next month.  My DIL is a MIL's DREAM!..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"Thank you, Strumelia.  I have actually had my closest melody string go very wonky out-of-tune while noter playing several times, like in the middle of a..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"You know, we tuned right before service, and I should have checked again right before diving in.  Do I just start out out of tune?  LOL!  People enjoyed it..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"I'm so sorry, Robin.  I know what it's like to not have a computer stream well!  OY!  I'm not tech savvy and don't know how to record or extract or share..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"Thank you SO much, Strumelia!  Yes, my girl is 12 now!!!  And poor thing...  We always tune by ear, but our ianist is a professional jazz pianist, he tuned..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"OH Richard that's COOL!  Thank you Strumelia and Robin!  I have linkage for ya, but it is a very funny recording!  You will see...  Not a flawless..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"RICHARD!  YES!  That's one of the things that drew me to the mountain dulcimer.  I knew I'd grow with it for my entire life.  <3"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"I am still enjoying these bamboo noters SO MUCH and cannot thank y'all enough!  I have gone up a sie and am surprised I like that even better.  Will get to..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite soundhole shape?":
"I think it changes with the season of my life.  I used to want a La Leche League-type emblem!  Now I'm happy with the simple circles on my Feather..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @jp:
Cigar Box Guitars
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @webb:
A Picture Tells a Story
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite chair/seat for playing?":
"<<<<<  The floor, as pictured....  "
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Wheel Hog Fiddle in Irwin's Chapel:
"I LOVE THIS!  Didn't know there was such a thing as a dulcigurdy, and now I am smitten...  Thank you so much for sharing!  Just lovely!"
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strumming...AGAIN....":
"Ken, I always love the way you think!  I'm not sure I explained well though...  At times my timing is off with my strumming.  Just in the middle of a song,..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite noter?":
"Thank you, Lisa!  ~great info~  Thank you, Ken!  Thank you, Richard!  Funny that I used to be all about wanting to learn to chord in DAD, but now I'm in a..."
hugssandi
@hugssandi • 3 months ago
@hugssandi is now following @richard-streib

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Singing with my dulcimer...


I have always been one to play and sing, because why would you play and...
@hugssandi last year - Comments: 3
hugssandi

In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!


I know I've posted a lot about this in the last few days, but I want to...
@hugssandi 2 years ago - Comments: 2
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New to arranging


I have loads of songs I am wanting to work on learning, especially those...
@hugssandi 2 years ago - Comments: 12

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Take Time to Be Holy

Take Time to Be Holy


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Do you play any popular songs on your...

Posted: Thursday July 12 2018, 11:24 PM
By: @hugssandi

Strumming...AGAIN....

Posted: Thursday June 21 2018, 5:23 PM
By: @hugssandi

Favorite noter?

Posted: Tuesday June 19 2018, 1:38 PM
By: @hugssandi

What's fer dinner?

Posted: Saturday January 6 2018, 4:36 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

I am SO in over my head!!!

Posted: Sunday October 1 2017, 10:48 AM
By: @Strumelia

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug...

Posted: Sunday August 27 2017, 10:50 PM
By: @robert schuler

Do you have any dulcimer art/photos I...

Posted: Thursday May 11 2017, 9:29 AM
By: @hugssandi

What are you reading right now?

Posted: Monday April 10 2017, 2:24 AM
By: @hugssandi

Playing the high notes well...

Posted: Saturday November 19 2016, 5:09 PM
By: @hugssandi

Please share pics of your homemade...

Posted: Sunday October 16 2016, 2:57 PM
By: @Annie Deeley

Campfire songs?

Posted: Thursday October 6 2016, 5:13 AM
By: @hugssandi

How do YOU memorize music?

Posted: Monday August 29 2016, 8:57 PM
By: @Linda Boies

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Robin Thompson
08/22/17 04:13:20PM @robin-thompson:

You are a jewel in my life, Sandi. 


Robin Thompson
08/22/17 11:53:07AM @robin-thompson:

Dear One, yes, I needed a fb hiatus.  Was on briefly recently to check-up on a relative yet am off again for a bit. 

I send my love, Sandi! 


Alamaine
06/13/17 11:51:58AM @alamaine:

Thank You!


abritabroad
06/09/17 05:39:28PM @abritabroad:

Thankyou so much....happy to be here....


Joyce Hughes
05/01/17 10:34:57PM @joyce-hughes:

Linda Brockinton plays it on you tube. The song is from the Isle of Man. The tale is that water kelpies are horses that tempt a rider and then ride into the sea and drown the rider. Supposedly this story was invented to keep children from wandering too close to the water when they were on their own. The song has a haunting melody. Linda B. has beautiful ornamentation of the melody.


Cindy Stammich
04/10/17 11:14:42PM @cindy-stammich:

Sandi - I am sorry you were up in the middle of the night, and really sorry we kept you up smiler

Seriously, thank you so much for the sweet comments!!!  I do cherish the time with the grandkids - the precious memories we have made.  It seems to be getting more difficult, but we still manage once in a while to make a little music. Thank you again!


Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 01:33:51PM @laurel-k-scott:

You're not bugging me at all Sandi -- so thrilled to meet a fellow Richmonder who likes dulcimers! My mother's ancestors were out in SW VA (New River Valley) around the time that the original Neff dulcimers (which inspired my new dulcimer) were made. So yes, we will have to chat!!

Time to get the new dulcimer out of its wet wooden box ... :)


Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 12:37:15PM @laurel-k-scott:

Oh, I love Church Hill (I'm a history fanatic) and your gaggle of children sounds delightful! I live in a small apartment just over the river in Forest Hill, and come with one very needy little dog. :)

From your video, I can tell you are much more advanced a player than I am. I bought a vintage dulcimer last month -- it kind of called to me from an antique shop on a stormy day like today -- but it is hard to keep in tune long enough to really learn on. So as a gift to myself, I had Dan Cox make me an old-style Virginia type dulcimer with modern tuning and fretboard, so I could at least get started while having my vintage dulcimer looked at/repaired.

My new dulcimer is supposed to arrive today, so I'm very excited! I played piano as a child, so have a little musical training, but not on stringed instruments. I would love to learn to play 'Amazing Grace' on my new dulcimer.


Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 11:09:28AM @laurel-k-scott:

Sandi, I'm so excited to find you! I was despairing of finding anyone in my area who played, though I know of some folks in Louisa and Charlottesville.

Alas, I am a rank beginner (with two dulcimers!), although Larkin Bryant sent me a copy of her book and CD to start with. I will be taking my first actual lessons at the Crooked Road festival in May.

What kinds of dulcimer(s) do you have, and what kind of things do you enjoy playing? I like the traditional songs and playing styles most, I think.


Robin Thompson
03/25/17 02:33:04PM @robin-thompson:

Oh, Sandi, thank you-- your thoughts mean so much!  

I send my love to you & your dears! 


Janene Millen
11/07/16 09:58:48PM @janene-millen:

Thanks so much.  Glad you liked it!


Janene Millen
09/11/16 05:15:19PM @janene-millen:

So glad you are enjoying this "old" songs I find. If I ever make a CD, I'll let you know.  Made a feeble attempt but found I hated hearing my voice mic-ed like that.  Have to let it go and maybe try again later.  Thanks for the words of encouragement though!


Lynne Gill
08/13/16 03:51:25AM @lynne-gill:

Thanks Sandi! 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/10/16 06:07:39AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Hugs, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Marc Mathieu
08/05/16 10:32:55PM @marc-mathieu:

Thanks so much Sandi for taking the time to watch my bro & I play Hallelujah, and also for liking our rendition ! 


Ken Longfield
08/01/16 04:25:32PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Sandi. It was good to chat with you last evening. It's good to have you aboard here.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Fawcett
08/01/16 06:25:58AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Sandi, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Robin Thompson
08/01/16 06:18:45AM @robin-thompson:

xoxo

Happy strumming, friend!  


Robin Thompson
07/31/16 10:23:06PM @robin-thompson:

Hello, dear one!  <3


Rob N Lackey
07/31/16 08:57:42PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Sandi, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. You'll make lots of friends here; this is the friendliest board on the internet.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob