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About treadlemusic

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

A gorgeous sunny Saturday and……………

A lovely 40 minute drive to my bi-monthly SEAMS (SouthEast Area Minnesota Stitchers) gathering near Chatfield (MN). Our attendance number (21!) sure indicated a shared love of all things quilted! Hmmmm….did I mention that this is a group of gals … Continue reading

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For those who ‘think’ they have “extra” time………..

I have a couple of “oldies but goodies” ideas from past posts. First, a pumpkin idea that only requires ONE stitched straight seam!! Yup…..1!!………..       Just ‘click’ on the above photo to go to the complete tutorial.      Number two is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday….from a Vintage perspective……

     Note: this is the first project I’ve done with Glide 60 wt thread……..wonderful to work with, perfect tension, great finish!

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And, oh yes, may I add……………

A little Monday laundry (the “norm”?) and adding the wonderful aroma of bread baking to our home….sourdough craisin pecan bread……I wish I could share with y’all…………… These are baked (one loaf at a time) in a covered cast iron Dutch … Continue reading

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It’s (another) Monday!!!!!!………

Although, I’m aware that every day is a Friday…….in the life of a retiree!!!! Last Saturday kicked off the local (upcoming) Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Craft Event held at the high school. A dreary November morning greeted all … Continue reading

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My pre-Veterans’ Day Friday morning……….

Was spent in attendance at a most amazing program put on by the local elementary school children. It was 1.5 hours of watching a young generation give honor to those who have given so much so that this program could … Continue reading

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A short Friday follow-up……..

To give you the ‘rest of the story’/’big picture’ (actually, it’s a little picture) from Tuesday’s mug-rug post. You can read about this one’s beginnings here. And the completed cutie……a backing view..….     and a formal/front view………..     Happy weekend to you … Continue reading

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Not just today but every day……….

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Little “teasers” continue……….

It is that time of year, after all!      I think (blog) posting is hard at this time of year!!!! Never know who’s lookin’ this way!!! LOL!  What do you think??

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More little stitchings……….

I think these little stitcheries are my faves!! They combine all the ‘ingredients’ that so appeal….vintage, free motion (FMQ), micro-stippling and my Ms Juki (Juki 2010Q domestic sewing machine). The first little mug-rug will be in the mail tomorrow…….    … Continue reading

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Hints of what’s on the horizon………..

There are many, really. This next season is a chilly one (temperatures are in the appropriate lower range!), Daylight Savings Time is over/days are very much shorter(!), the sounds of shotgun discharges are frequently heard (last weekend was the “opener” … Continue reading

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Sneaky peek…………

Yup….it’s “that” time of year. You know…..when projects take on an air of secrecy til THE day is upon us. “They” say ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. I’m not sure that that many words are appropriate in this … Continue reading

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Starting in the middle……………

Well, it’s a project begun by my DIL (who is very much not a quilt person but does sew) for their home. It’s an “A” frame home with a couple of (high) windows that are in need of shading a … Continue reading

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Quilt binding…….my tip for the day…….

When faced with a quilt binding, all nicely pieced and pressed, in a heap on the floor, my mind wonders how am I going to apply it to the quilt edge without the binding twisting and kinking into an unmanageable … Continue reading

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So much to tell………………….

And, with this post, I will begin to bring you up to date with what’s been going on. I will share my yesterday to start. I’ve been stitching on a very nice client/friend’s quilt (on Ms. Sweetie/Sweet 16) and it … Continue reading

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Engagement!!!!!………

Yes……mostly this little corner is quilting related but……life is really crazy busy and diverse at the moment, so I will share some uber joyful family news…….GS #2 “popped the question” to longtime girlfriend this past weekend in a classic storybook … Continue reading

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A Sunday/Special dessert………

Actually, any day a cheesecake enters my life, is a special day! This time, it’s a recipe from the “This Old Gal” blog that is one of many great hot weather recipes because they utilize the Instant Pot electric pressure … Continue reading

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A “Grab Bag” of topics…………..

That seems to be how my days are, right now. A somewhat disconnected grouping of activities, all,needing immediate attention. First off……a quick recap of last Monday eve’s quilt gathering….. Carol had just completed a t-shirt top for a gal and … Continue reading

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Far-from-Wordless Wednesday!!!!….

Over the many years I’ve had this blog, there is one (client) project that I’ve quilted that has garnered the absolute most comments/attention. It is the “Autumn Breeze” table runner by Sherri K. Falls of “This & That” patterns. The … Continue reading

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A Miscellaneous Monday post……..

These past few days have seen record breaking heat in these parts….94F+ is a tad(?) unusual and, may I say, a tad unwelcome by many who find themselves with outdoor tasks. Among those, DH and DS#2 are adding the last … Continue reading

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“Ingredients” (of the quilty kind) or The Postman Cometh…….

Ideas are always swirling but “making do” doesn’t always result in the desired outcome. 2 examples: I’ve been wondering how it would work to fill a “sandwich” with my fave fmq (free motion quilting) then add some type of colorant … Continue reading

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Two-fer Tuesday plus one………..

These last few days have been about 2 quilt gatherings and continuing to finish projects. The first meeting was last Saturday….”SEAMS” (SouthEast Area Minnesota Stitchers). There was much discussion of the upcoming October 2 day workshop with Angela Huffman. Getting … Continue reading

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