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At 8:49am on December 26, 2020, Jennie Steward said…

Good morning Cindy,

I hope your Christmas Day was a special one with your little guy! The children always make it such a happy time.  I am sorry to hear about your daughter. I will most certainly pray for her to have good results with her treatments.  My husband had a shoulder replacement surgery last year so I know how difficult shoulder issues can be.  They are difficult to treat and take long periods for recuperation. 

Our day was spent with hubby's family at our home. It was the first time in 30 years he had a holiday spent with his family all together.  In the last couple of years he has lost two of his brothers so this was a really good thing for him and his Mom. I missed my family but did get to visit with all of them via FaceTime.  Thank goodness for modern electronics! 

I am going to begin on the Grassy Creek mystery today...Part 1. She just released part 6 so I better get started!  Have a wonderful day and stay well!

At 5:36pm on December 24, 2020, Jennie Steward said…

Hi Cindy!

Merry Christmas!  I hope the months have treated you well since August.  Mike and I are back in Florida for the winter. Covid was really bad in our hometown when we left so coming south was a good thing for us.  Now that they have started doing the vaccinations maybe this thing will turn around and our lives can get back to some semblance of normal.

I finally finished my Frolic top and dropped it to the quilter before leaving NY with three other quilts for her to do.  I have such a stack of quilts that need quilting!  I am going to do this years mystery also, but I am waiting until Christmas is over to get started on it.

By now I hope you have your "She Shed" for your quilting.  That is such a nice thing the kids are doing for you.  

I think of you often and always with affection.  Stay well my friend.

God's Peace to you on this holiest of days,


At 1:14pm on August 11, 2020, Jennie Steward said…

Hi Cindy!

I hope all is well with you as this pandemic continues to ravage our country and the world.  Mike and I are doing the stay at home thing unless going out is a necessity.  It makes for a very quiet life but that is ok.  

I am still working on Frolic...I have just the borders to add on.  I just can't seem to get started with them.  I guess the life changes due to the virus are affecting my desire to sew.  I am retired now so I have to get my mojo back and start using all the fabric I have accumulated over the years!

My family is growing like crazy.  I now have 7 grandchildren.  Three of them are starting college this year!  If you go to my page and check out the pictures of my two granddaughters with their dolls you can see my Samantha (a bit younger than she is now) who is starting at the U. of Connecticut in September.  She is a brilliant young woman and I cannot wait to see what she does with her life.  She is taking premed for preparation to become a dermatologist.

The two boys (Matthew and Austin) are going to NY Fashion Institute for Graphic Design and NYS University @ Stonybrook for premed in Psychiatry!  They are two very handsome young men and both brilliant as well.  I am so proud of all three of them.

My Alexandra wants to be a teacher and is going into her sophomore year, Allison is going into her first year of high school, Autumn is 7 yrs. old and going into 3rd grade and the baby (Violet) is just 8 months.

We don't know if we will be going to Florida this winter.  It is so bad down there with the Covid 19 right now that we have to wait and see if it dies down a bit first before we go down for the season.  NY is the place to be right now with our numbers being so low (less than 1%).  

Stay well Cindy!



At 8:46am on May 4, 2020, Jennie Steward said…

Hi Cindy!

I was so sorry to hear about your loss of Jerry.  I am glad to hear that you have your kids and grandkids with you.  It sounds like they are taking great care of Mom! To have your own "she shed" for quilting is awesome.  Nice size too. 

As for getting confused with Frolic....join the club!  I did the same thing with mixing them up.  Fortunately I only had to take four blocks apart and redo them, but what a pain to resort and get it right.  The directions were confusing to me.  Now that I have all pieces sewn I have so many parts left over! What a waste of fabric making all those extra flying geese, half square triangles, etc.  I wasn't happy about that with the price of fabric so high these days.  I thought Bonnie could have done something with the directions so as not to waste that much fabric.  It is a beautiful quilt so I am glad to have started it.  I am now getting ready to lay it out and start sewing it together.  She doesn't have the greatest pictures or instructions for assembly either.  Not a mention of what to do with the 1 1/2" blue squares we cut.  I am assuming they are a part of the sashing, but the pictures are not the greatest.  This is the first time I have had any difficulty with Bonnie's instructions.  They are usually very straight forward.

Stay well Cindy...I will keep in touch more now that I am retired!

Peace, Jennie

At 9:47am on May 3, 2020, Jennie Steward said…

Hello Cindy!

I hope you are coping well with this quarantine and the virus.  Stay safe and healthy my friend.  Hubby and I are in our Florida winter retreat still. With NY being such a hot spot these last months we decided we were safer here.  So far we have managed to stay at home and avoid the virus.  We will be leaving for NY on May 13th.  

I have been working on the Bonnie Hunter Frolic Mystery Quilt during the quarantine.  Finally made it to clue #9...the final one!  It has helped keep my sanity intact during this crazy time we are living through. 

Stay well....



At 4:40am on November 7, 2019, Sharon said…

Hi Cindy- did you get my message? Love Sharon

At 12:38pm on April 22, 2018, Jennie Steward said…

Hello Cindy!

I have been away from Quilt With Us for a long time now, but I think of you often.  I hope all is well with you and your hubby.  I am still working full time so don't have much chance to get on here anymore.  You were on my mind and I wanted to say hello and let you know I have never forgotten our meeting in Seattle for dinner.  Although it was a short meet it was a wonderful time.  My hubby and I have had our tough times these last two years with his health, but he is on the mend and things are looking up again. Stay well and I will try to get back here once in a while to say hi.

Peace my friend,


At 7:18am on October 30, 2017, Sheila/FL said…
Everyone thank you for looking for this fabric for me. I was finally able to find some on ebay and bought it! Remember to myself do not use all fabric before quilted!!
At 1:21pm on October 17, 2017, Sheila/FL said…
No problem and I totally get it being a military wife I get it more than others could. Thank you for taking time to look. Blessings and good luck unpacking.
At 9:07am on May 18, 2017, Marianne said…

Hi Cindy,  how is the motor home adventure going.  I have been away on a 5 month world cruise, so I'm sure to have missed lots, hope you are well.

At 9:16pm on March 9, 2017, Rita Crofoot said…

Cindy, could you possibly forward the newsletter  to me, I am so tired of dealing with JB website, they try, and I search, but just can't seem to get the computers to handshake. I would really appreciate it. At your convenience, no big hurry.

Thanks, Rita.

At 9:03am on March 7, 2017, Terri D. said…

Hope you are doing well my dear friend. I know you have a lot on your plate and just wanted you to know that you are loved and cared for and that you and yours are in our prayers. Sending you lots of quilty hugs and much love.

At 11:37am on February 7, 2017, Rita Crofoot said…

Didn't see the color chart will do that now, I have the Coffee , I like it, very pretty, I assumed it went that way, cause 9 looked like black so I haven't cut yet but laid them out that way, I wish we lived closer too, maybe with your family here now, we can get together, I have a daughter in Lake Forest Park, north of Seattle so if we get that far, hopefully we can meet someday, I still would like us to get together with Marge too, if we can get your Hubby well enough to travel, and mine too.

At 7:42pm on February 6, 2017, Rita Crofoot said…

Cindy, I got the fabric only kit, and find that the first thing they refer to is go to page three for the fabric chart, I know I have a different color theme than you but I assume it is from 1 to7 and border fabric. but is it darkest at #1 or lightest #1. I am having the worst time getting started on this. Thanks, Rita

At 5:14pm on June 8, 2016, Marilyn L. said…

Hi Cindy!  Just another of your QWU friends who wants you to know you are missed.

Hopefully we will see you on Gifty when it gets going in the next couple weeks. I'm sure that Mari has some exciting new projects for us all.

Hope you are managing to stay cool during this very unusual hot spell in the PNW. We're expecting upper 90's this weekend here in the midwest. 

Take care!

At 10:01am on May 20, 2016, Kathleen Kingsbury said…

Hi Cindy! So happy to see your picture pop up on Members Online! We've been missing you at Ittys as Barbara has said too. Hope all is well. Take care.

At 6:11am on May 14, 2016, Barbara S/IL said…

Hi Cindy, Hope you are doing OK. We're missing yuou over on Ittys.

At 3:08pm on February 18, 2016, Iaci Flanders said…
Thanks, Cindy, for the tips. I'm exploring FAQ and other sections. Like anything new, I will have to learn it and practice it. Lots of really good info. And now I understand why different people's pages are colored! HaHaHa! Just needed to explore more. I would rather be sewing than figuring out tech stuff, but it's the age we live in so I try to learn. Thanks.
At 5:08am on January 19, 2016, lea said…

Like the phrase.. So true indeed.. One never knows..


My father used to tell me, when in the ctry when I grow up and move away take transit system, to offer my chair to someone who looks like they need it more than myself. One day that person might be a lawyer or Dr. nurse who will save my life one day.. So far, my life has been one mystery after another and looking back had angels watching over me da

At 4:46am on January 13, 2016, handstitcher/IL said…
Thank you for your kind comment on my crazy quilt! Working on it really helped me as I was coming to terms with the loss of my mother as I knew her. I'm so glad you like it.

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