Tu-Na Quilts: The Fourth and Final Week of the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland introduces two new quilt bloggers from my hive.

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Please take a moment to visit them and say hi.

May 14

Terri at Meanderings Along Lizard Creek Terri lives on the farm in Iowa. Although, you can find her knee deep in quilting and her longarm quilting business, now and then she needs to take a break to serve dinner to her husband in the field.

Liz at  Savor Every Stitch Liz is obsessed with quilting. Liz is also talented in knitting, crocheting, playing the piano, and arranging music. If you like colorful modern quilts, you’ll enjoy seeing what she’s been working on.

You might like to visit Tish at Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Happy Stitching Team’s host and mentor, to enter the final giveaway.

More New Quilt Bloggers Also Found Here

Then pop on over to our other Co-Hosts as they each introduce two more new quilt bloggers. You can enter the giveaway on any of the Co-Host blogs as it is the same.


Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts I’ve met Beth in person, too, Beth has a sunny disposition which fits perfect with her hive’s hop button. I’ll guess you’ll just have to go visit her to see it.

Jennifer @ Dizzy Quilter Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom who started quilting when she had a toddler so that she had at least one thing that she could control. Sounds like a good reason to me.

Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon-mmmQuilts (mmmquilts) Sandra and I have many things in common besides the love for fabric and family. I’ve enjoyed getting to know her better through the last several years and following her journey on her blog. She loves to photograph her finished quilts in trees and we love to see them there.

Thank You

A big thank you to all the 2018 New Quilt Blogger hosts, sponsors, and my fellow new quilt bloggers. All of us new quilt bloggers have been blogging less than three years. We are grateful for the opportunity to share with each other and learn along the way. We sure appreciate you, dear readers, for taking the time to read our blogs and comment on something that touched you.

Your comments are what keeps me writing. They are the cream on my strawberries, the butter on my bread, the honey in my tea. Oh, thank you readers for sharing a bit of your thoughts and life with me on my journey.

I will be a bit behind on replying to your comments as I am preparing to leave my winter home and am traveling to my summer home. But rest assured, I read and enjoy every one of them!

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Tu-Na Helper and I visited the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. I took about 200 pictures. It was an awesome day. A sculptural exhibit by Jun Kaneko played amongst the cacti. The Palo Verde trees were in full bloom. They were gorgeous.


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We enjoyed the day even though it was 100 degrees. We had most of the gardens to ourselves and we strolled through the grounds at a leisurely pace occasionally stopping to rest in the shade of the trees. We kept saying how surprised we were that there weren’t more people around. After four and a half hours, we were tired and ready to leave. The late afternoon (5 pm) sun was lowering and the day was beginning to cool as we strolled to our car in the distant parking lot. On the way we discovered lines of people entering the gardens. I guess they’ve learned to stay indoors during the hot afternoons.

What I Learned Today:

  1. Exterior metal hand rails at stairs as well as door handles sure get hot this time of year.
  2. There’s much to do to get ready to leave on a trip.
  3. I shall never get it all done.
  4. My priority list is much different from Tu-Na Helper’s.

Question: When you pack for a trip, do you prefer a suitcase or a soft-sided bag to carry? I prefer boxes, big boxes, with flaps that close so I can stack more boxes on top!! Unless I have to carry them myself, then I’ll take a rolling suitcase.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

Linking to:

Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River

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


5 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: The Fourth and Final Week of the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

  1. Barbara Mitchell

    I chuckled when I read that you and Tu-Na Helper have different priority lists for closing and packing…we too are in the midst of getting ready to leave for the summer…..My husband seems like he is on a totally wave length about what we need to do.


  2. piecefulwendy

    When we travel by air, I go with a rolling suitcase (carry on) and a zippered shoulder bag. When we go by car, I take those two things again, plus 2-3 other bags, another sack of stuff, maybe a bag of shoes . . . Haha! That first picture from the botanical garden makes me chuckle, because it reminds me of those lawn ornaments you see around here of the gardeners bent over their flowerbeds. 🙂


  3. Kathleen McCormick

    Enjoy your trip home. I prefer a suitcase and a small handbag…although one trip I did take 2 suitcases and a backpack…..


  4. rl2b2017

    Hi Karen,
    I know for a fact that you will get it all done. You have every other year and this one will be no different. HAHA – I am also 100% sure that your list is extremely different from Ta-Na Helper’s list. That just as it should be, or you would both be tripping over each other doing the same things. It is better that you keep your focus on your stuff, and he focuses on his stuff . . . and then you can together take care of the few things that were missed. {{Hugs}} and safe travels. ~smile~ Roseanne



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