The story behind Tu-Na came about a couple of years ago when I asked my five year old grandson, “What do you call me?” "Nana" he replied. I turned to my four year old grandson, seated across the table from him and asked, “What do you call me?” “Tutu” (which is Hawaiian for Grandmother) he replied. “So” I asked, “What should the new baby call me?” as I pointed to my two week old grandbaby being held by his mother. After a couple of seconds, my oldest grandson's face brightened and he exclaimed “Tu-Na.” While the boys don’t call me Tu-Na as they each have their own names for me, the name is cute because of how it started.
I wasn’t ready to be called grandma when the oldest was born and Nana seemed like a good idea. When the second grandson came along his mother didn’t want him calling me a name that is so close to banana that most kids say nana for anyway and since we had just returned from a trip to Hawaii and learned that Tutu is Hawaiian for grandmother, it seemed like a good idea.
After raising four sons and one daughter, I rejoined the workforce briefly to decide I have more important things to do. Come follow along on my journey as I document the things I love to do; quilt, travel, and eat.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. This hop is sponsored by the very generous Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Thank you, Sarah.
The 2018 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop started two days ago but there’s still plenty of days left. See below for a complete list of all the blogs offering ideas for your holiday gift giving and decorating. Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting a holiday themed quilt-a-long and has several giveaways going during the hop. Please visit her blog every day for the free pattern/tutorials and giveaways.There are giveaways offered at many other blogs as well.
When Tu-Na Helper and I decided that it was time for us to make our annual migratory trek north in May, I convinced him that we needed to schedule a few hours to stop and visit my friend Melva who blogs at Melva Loves Scraps. After all, we’d be driving within a few miles of her place and I had a plan — an interesting one that included sewing. A plan that I was hoping she’d agree was a good one, too.