Tu-Na Quilts: A Sneak Peak at my Loot from the 2017 Quilt MN Shop Hop

Ahoy, me mateys!

Me be Cap’n Tu-Na. Me be back from our shoppin’ adventure ‘n and now me be protectin’ ‘n stowin’ th’ loot which me captured.

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Don’t get too close or ya be meetin’ up with a fat quarter bomb or a bit of spray. Oh, wait, me has to fill it first.

Shiver me timbers! Me didn’ plan t’ be a pirate again but some thin’s jus’ couldn’t be helped. Me been recuperatin’ from eye surgery that me had scheduled shortly aft we returned from thee 2017 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. While me been away from sewin’ ‘n readin’ n’ ‘ritin’ fer a few weeks, th’ loot has remained on this island in our guest cabin untouched from human hands, ‘cept fer mine fer an occasional pat.

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Me be a banded pirate. Thar green warning band prevents me from flyin’ or goin’ t’ places with high altitude. It says me has a gas bubble in me eye. But it’s gettin’ smaller just like it should and soon it’ll be completely gone. Me don’t has to wear the eye patch all the time, just when me eye gets tired o’ seein’.

Don’t be worried about that eye patch. Thee Eye Doctor has assured me that aft a few months, me be seein’ better than e’er. ‘N then me git t’ do it all over again with th’ other eye. Me can hardly wait. It’s quite a story ‘n me sure me be tellin’ ye more about it once it’s all over. Th’ good thing is that me has been excused from swabbin’ th’ deck around here ‘n cookin’ in th’ galley.  

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In th’ meantime, here’s a sneak peek at th’ booty. Me be aft to reveal just what’s in those bags ‘n how well me followed me list. Yo ho ho!

Coming Soon:

Tu-Na Quilts: Block 4 Completed for the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long

Tu-Na Quilts: Block 5 Unveiled for the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long (Sept. 12th)

Tu-Na Quilts: The Reveal of the Listed Loot

Tu-Na Quilts: The Reveal of What Was Added to the List (a.k.a. The Big Splurge)

Tu-Na Quilts: The Reveal of My 2017 Quilt MN Shop Hop Fabric and a Bit More About the Designer

Tu-Na Quilts: A Few Words from Tu-Na Helper

Tu-Na Quilts: It’s All Out of the Bag (A Wrap up of the 2017 Quilt MN Shop Hop)

What I Learned Today:

  1. Eye sight is very precious.
  2. Good eye sight is so important for sewing/quilting.
  3. Eye patches look so much better on men in movies than women in real life.

Question: So what’s keeping you from working on your sewing/quilting projects?

I’ve enjoyed and appreciated every comment that you’ve left. Thank you so very much. Due to having a bit of difficulty with reading and writing for now, I’ve become quite far behind in responding. I’m hoping to one day get caught up on replying to them.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

See my other posts about the 2017 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop:

Tu-Na Travels: ♪Over Hill. Over Dale. We Will Hit the Dusty Trail. As the Quilt Hop Goes Rolling Along….♪

Tu-Na Travels: Day One, 352 Miles, 11 Shops, Only 55 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Two, 334 miles, 7 Shops, Only 48 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Three, 210 Miles, 4 Shops, 44 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Four, 276 Miles, 9 Shops, Only 35 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Five, 274 Miles, 8 Shops, Only 27 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Six, 243 Miles, 8 Shops, Only 19 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Seven, 259 Miles, 6 Shops, 13 Only Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Eight, 204 Miles, 6 Shops, Only 7 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Nine, 401 Miles, 4 Shops, Only 3 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Travels: Day Ten, 171 Miles, 3 Shops, 0 Shops Remaining

Tu-Na Quilts: Update on Johnny’s Quilt (I interviewed Johnny and his Grandma Sue on Day 6. Check out his progress here.)

All the links to my posts for last year’s Quilt MN Shop Hop can be found at the top of this blog under the Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats title. Click on the Shop Hop tab; in the drop down menu, click on 2016 Quilt MN Shop Hop Posts. You will find pictures and links to each of the posts for that year’s hop. I hope to get this year’s posts put up there soon.

Linking to:

Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter

Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilt


15 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: A Sneak Peak at my Loot from the 2017 Quilt MN Shop Hop

  1. Rochelle Summers

    Have had the bubble placed in the eye after surgery for retinal detachment. Had to lay on my side for 4 days. UGH!. Then a bubble in my eye after having corneal transplant. On my back for 2 days, UGH! That was the third transplant! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    No excuse for not sewing …. now that company is gone!!


  2. karenfae

    I had a detachment 1.5 years ago and had the bubble – for mine I had to be looking down at the floor for two weeks and wear the eye patch as necessary to rest it. I do feel for you! is this an detachment that you had too? it is strange seeing that big black space in your vision while it slowly disappears. Hope all well be well and you well be able to go through your loot soon – that bed is covered!! must have seemed like Xmas. (I didn’t like the black patch it bother me wearing it so I got some disposable ones that stuck on like a band aid and they worked great.)


  3. Christine Starr

    Karen – You have my sympathy for the eye issues. I had a detached retina a few years ago followed by cataract surgery and another retina surgery. Keep up your positive attitude and keep playing with that stash that you’ll be able to sew into something very beautiful very soon!!!


  4. rl2b2017

    Hi Karen,
    I am sorry you are having eye issues, and that you have to go through this again with the other eye. It is even worse having all that new loot and not being able to play with it. {{{Hugs}}} a bunch for you, and prayers for a speedy recovery. ~smile~ Roseanne


  5. Sharon

    Hi Karen. As I tell many people who are suffering some kind of health issue —- get well quickly – but don’t tell anyone. MILK THIS FOR ALL YOU CAN!!!!!


  6. Kathleen McCormick

    I am sorry about the eye issues, but very glad that you will be seeing better soon. Can’t wait to see the reveal – but no worry about responding here – hold off on me until things are a bit better!


  7. thedarlingdogwood

    Leave it to you to turn surgery into a theme, Karen! I do hope you heal quickly, but in the meantime, enjoy being excused from swabbing the deck and cooking in the galley. Speedy recovery!


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