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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: 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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This QAL is brought to  you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

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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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Tu-Na Quilts: Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop Starts Today

Welcome to Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop

We’ll all be seeing stars this week.

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This hop is hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. Thank you, Carol!

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