Author Archives: Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

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: Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop

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.

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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.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Fall Into a QAL Block Five Released Today

Welcome to the release of the fifth block for the Fall Into a QAL.

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Tu-Na Quilts: A Review of Tu-Na’s 2018 Quilting and Blogging Goals

 

It’s time to check in on my goal progress since the year is half over. I wrote the initial post here as part of Quilting JETgirl’s Planning Party.

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Tu-Na Quilts: What Do 2 Quilters Do with 4.5 Yards of Fabric in 3 Hours?

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.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Fall Into a QAL Block Four Released Today

Welcome to the release of the fourth block for the Fall Into a QAL.

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Presenting the Sunflower Block

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Tu-Na Quilts: Fall Into a QAL Block Three Released Today

Welcome to the release of the third block for the Fall Into a QAL.

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If you’ve dropped by looking for my flower project as part of the Where Flowers Bloom hop, you can find it here.

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