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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

“Last time”…………for this year……

To be with my dear quilting ‘buds’ at a Killer Bees gathering. No one likes to say ‘Farewell’ but it must come. Though numbers are dwindling, the sharing time is quite amazing and the workshops continue. These gals are firm … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday……….TEXTURE…..

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April is sliding by……………….

Or is it “racing”?? Hmmm…… Since I’m not at my Minnesota home (where this little wall quilt ‘lives’), I’m pulling from the project photo archives with this one.    Just sandwiched, this fusible top is loaded with wildly fun techniques. … Continue reading

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Feathers……feathers………

Now that I have your attention, I will do a quick recap of last Thursday’s Killer Bees quilt group’s sharing……….Another “sip and paint” finish (several of the “KB”s got together for a workshop of wine & brushing).   Another “Twist N … Continue reading

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He Is Risen………………..

   May the reality of this eternal life-changing event be known to you in a new way!!!! Blessings, with hugs, Doreen

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It’s Friday, BUT………………………

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Beginning to wrap things up………..

The resort/park is fast emptying out.My view to the West. And to the East. Only a couple more weeks………….but……there’s still a small swarm of Killer Bees meeting each Thursday—with workshops planned and ‘finishes’ being shared so, let’s move forward with … Continue reading

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Another “packed” Killer Bee meeting…….

One would think that, as the “Winter Texan” season is drawing to a close, the Killer Bees (whose numbers are seriously dwindling) would settle back a tad…………not so!!!!! Yesterday’s meeting was filled with a variety of business items, including next … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday………….

Progress   FYI Note: This piece is a combination of 2 vintage pieces: a smaller scalloped edged eyelet piece (with coral fabric beneath) atop a plain centered Battenberg lace edged piece. 

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Continued vintage progress on 2 ………..

Pretty little pieces. The first is now ready for a border and maybe a little bling…………………. (link to post showing previous status….)….       and little piece number 2 which has a ways to go before I will call it ‘done’……..     This … Continue reading

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Winding down………well, SOME may be……..

But, the Killer Bees are still going strong!!! One of the members arrived for a 3 week stay recently and gifted us with her “trunk show” of quilts completed in the past few months. So, once again, I will urge … Continue reading

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It’s “Taco Tuesday”…………………..

And that is exactly what we had from sweet Dora’s Tacos Y Lonches, located on 77 Sunshine Strip in Harlingen, Texas.  Oh my!!!!! No sauce drenched meat, tomato, cheese concoction placed in a deep fried tortilla! Uh uh. This is … Continue reading

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Not an “ordinary” Monday………………..

(Referring to my yesterday.) Nope!!!! Extraordinary!!!!! Any time I’m gifted with time to spend with others who share my passion for quilting……well…..those moments are special! The place was at nearby Mercedes, Texas, at the Llano Grande Park & Resort The gals … Continue reading

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A wee bit of Saturday stitchin’………..

Hmmmm……I think that “wee” part was a leftover from yesterday’s St. Paddy’s Day!!!! A breezy sunny 84F day here in the Rio Grande Valley and I’m INdoors enjoying some vintage stitching…………….       This is the 2nd “in-process” vintage linen I’ll be … Continue reading

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A fantastic quilt/trunk show……..

Came to the Killer Bees last Thursday!!! We were kept oohing & ahhhing for the whole time!!! Susan, and hubby Tim, are the “WAZOO!” team of their longarm quilting service. Susan was a total delight as she talked through the … Continue reading

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Keepin’ it “green”……………..

                                 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!! The day when everyone is Irish….for a few moments, anyhow!!  Later, many of us will gather for the obligatory corned … Continue reading

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A moment of doodling…………

And thread tension testing sometimes results in some pretty neat ideas. I’m always in need of a ‘fill’ for narrow borders/sashings that are asking for just a “little something”. Do you find that to be so?? My last couple of … Continue reading

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Each Texas event seems to include………..

FOOD!!!!! LOL! Yup…..and the breakfast yesterday was so excellent! It was omelets with a “camping” twist. Maybe some of you are familiar with the technique…..take 2 eggs and crack them into a Zip-Lock quart bag that has been sprayed with … Continue reading

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Once again, it’s (fun) Stitchin’ Saturday!!!!………..

The morning was time enough to take care of the ‘must-do’ tasks which left the afternoon  fa-reee!!!!!!   Ms Texas Juki and I and a lovely little vintage linen piece. Let the micro-stippling and feathers(!!!!) begin……………..      I’m not exactly sure how … Continue reading

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Winding down……….

Yup…..that’s what’s happening here. Our Texas park/resort is thinning out. Most all the RVs that have left are French Canadians who have been here for several months and must get back across the Northern border or put their medical insurance … Continue reading

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50s Vintage Cloth continued………..

You may remember this from here. Since this is being used in a talk I’m giving on Vintage FMQ, I’ll be leaving part of the cloth unstitched to show how fmq changes, and gives ‘life’, to these pieces.    This … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday: POUTINE………………

Yup……that’s the word and that is what my lunch consisted of!!! Pronounced…poo-teen…..it is the national dish of Canada and is not on any Weight Watcher’s diet……guaranteed!!!!!!   A further Merriam-Webster definition: Whether the gravy came a few years later or … Continue reading

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