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.
Now this is my kind of eating!! I hope you also enjoy this no-calorie trip to other quilt bloggers who have set aside their rotary cutters and fabric and have reached for bowls and spoons in order to whip up some fun seasonal treats for you to enjoy. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite that will become part of your family tradition.
Welcome to the Virtual Cookie Exchange hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. Thanks, Carol. You will find the list of participating bloggers at the end of this post.
This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.
Presenting Patchwork Pickles
(If you’re looking for the Peek at Who? blog hop, you’ll find it herebut you are certainly welcome to stay for a while here before you rush on over to see Whoo is Peeking at You? The giveaways are still open.)
If you are seeing this it’s because Tu-Na has had a delay in posting the canning block for the Fall Into a QAL due to her trying to get too many things done and only 24 hours in a day before she left for her 3 week trip to explore places over the ocean and far away.
Please visit any of the other hosts for information on making this pattern.