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Tu-Na Quilts: Christmas in July

I have two blog hop posts scheduled this week. If you’re looking for the Fall Into a QAL post, you can find it here.

Welcome to my day on the Christmas in July Blog Hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. Thanks, Carol, for providing us with this wonderful opportunity to be inspired for making or at least thinking about gift giving.

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Tu-Na Quilts: A Christmas Tree for the Kids

I didn’t want to bring up all the Christmas decorations this year when we arrived back at the northern house just two days before Christmas. But I didn’t want to be nicknamed “Tu-Na the Grinch” or “Tu-Na Scrooge” if I didn’t at least do something to decorate the house for the holiday.

So I thought I’d use some felt and make a tree to put on the wall. I cut lots of circles: large, medium, and small for the decorations, while my daughter-in-law cut the tree shape. She made it a very full tree to hold lots of felt circles.

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Tu-Na Helper used Command strips to hang it on the wall.

It is a big hit with all the little kids and the big ones as well. They can decorate and redecorate the tree as much as they wish.

What I Learned Today:

  1. One is never too old to decorate a tree. Even I had fun decorating this tree.
  2. My daughter is a very good cook. She is baking homemade Biscotti right now.

Question: Did you put up a tree or not this year? You’ve seen the extent of my Christmas decorations for this year above.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

Linking to:

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

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilt

Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication

Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter

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.






Tu-Na Travels: ♪ I Want To Wish You A Merry Christmas♪ – Arizona Style #6

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Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life has named each of the decorated cacti I previously featured. You’ll find their cute name and a clever little description of them in the comment section of each post. Go check them out. I wonder what she’ll name this one.