Category Archives: Tu-Na Travels

Tu-Na Travels: Embracing Fiber Art in Unsuspecting Places

I didn’t have to travel far to attend our village’s jam session two Friday’s ago. I couldn’t help but smile when I saw a young couple who had come to visit an older friend. It’s rare to find young people in our 55+ village and they looked so cute and happy together.

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Tu-Na Travels: Finding Fabric

Tu-Na Helper and I spent a long weekend in Austin, Texas returning late on Monday. While there, we browsed through several thrift shops. Why? Because I love a good deal and one never knows what they might find.

I found 5 3/4 yards of this beautiful elephant fabric.

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The colors are vibrant. It felt lovely and soft. Although it hadn’t been washed, it still smelled good telling me that whoever had it took good care of it.

The price tag read $5.00. But it wasn’t 50% off day.

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The fabric is “Elephants” designed for Exclusively Quilters. Exclusively Quilters is known for producing fabric with realistic looking animals. Look at all those color dots on the selvedge! 

Did I buy it? Need you ask.

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5 3/4 yards is a lot of fabric but it still fit in my personal bag for the flight home.

What will I make with it? Not sure yet. What would you make with it?

What I Learned Today:

  1. I enjoy a good find.
  2. Good finds are getting harder to find.
  3. Shopping at thrift shops is addicting.
  4. I could be addicted to worse things.
  5. Contrary to what Tu-Na Helper says, I don’t need to have a plan in order to buy something. My plan will eventually come.

Question: Would you have purchased it?

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

Linking to:

Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Tu-Na Travels: ♪ I Want To Wish You A Merry Christmas ♪ – Arizona Style #13

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We went to the Mormon Temple in Mesa, Arizona to see their light display. There are over 20,000 bulbs on this star.

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We got there early as parking is always a problem.

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The good news is that we had no problem finding a place to park but the bad news was that the sun would not be setting for an hour and a half. We got to watch the lights come on, the sky darken, and the grounds fill with hundreds of people. This is one very small part of the display.

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It was beautiful after dark. It was just one of those places and times where you really have to be there to appreciate it.

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Here’s some really tall lighted palm trees. I was told that they take all the lights down after Christmas to repair and replace bulbs and then start putting them back up in April. This is one massive light display.