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About Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

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.

Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 4 – Thread Tales and Spinning Spools

Welcome to the fourth block reveal for the Sew Let’s QAL.

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This delightfully artistic block is 12.5″ unfinished. I followed Bobbi’s directions carefully and my block is 12.5″.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 3 – Ruler

Welcome to the third block reveal for the Sew Let’s QAL.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 1 – Sewing Machine

Welcome to the first block reveal for the Sew Let’s QAL.

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Tu-Na Quilts: On Pins and Needles

I spend my winters in the Sonoran desert around Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve loved the saguaro cactus from the first time I’ve seen it. Click here or here to read more about what I wrote about these majestic beauties.

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And I love to see the cacti bloom in the summer. Click here or here to read more about what I wrote about some magnificent desert blooms.

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Tu-Na Quilts: These Boots Are Made for Riding

On my post last week, I told you that I opened my mouth at my quilting group meeting and out came the words, “Who would like to help me make some boots?” That was December 17th and then I promptly left for two weeks to spend Christmas in North Dakota. Continue reading

Tu-Na Quilts: Black and White

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Welcome to the Black and White Blog Hop!

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Our hostess, Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks, has quite a line up of participating blogs this week. You’ll find the list below as I know you’ll want to check them all out. Thanks, Carla, for putting this together.

Howdy, pardner!  Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I appreciate new followers (check out my sidebar to follow by email, Bloglovin, or WordPress).  
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Tu-Na Quilts: Looking Ahead to 2019

2018 was a very busy year and I suspect that 2019 will be, too. Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl is hosting the 2019 Planning Party here and I decided to join in the fun. After all, the ND house is once again quiet and I’m not heading back to AZ until tomorrow.

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I’ve not been very good at writing goals. Well, actually, I’ve been very good at writing goals BUT I’ve NOT been very good at achieving them. Here’s hoping that 2019 will be different.

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