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Tu-Na Travels: So Where’s “The Loot”?

Hi-ho, thar buckos!



Tu-Na’s Treasure Chest. Actually, my sister found my hiding place when she came shop hopping with us for Day 8. She peeked inside to see what was for lunch.


’tis be Cap’n Tu-Na tellin’ ye that I have th’ loot counted, ‘n safely stowed.



She sure was surprised! I called it my “high fiber” diet.


Thar’s much more thar than I thought. ’tis just taken much longer than expected. Be back in a day or a pair wit’ th’ first ‘o th’ loot from me 2016 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop to show ye. In th’ meantime, here’s a couple a pictures to whet ye appetite!



Were you thinking that was all?




Look what was waiting for me when I arrived home! Inside the envelope was the tiny Dresden plate template that I bought along the hop at the Spinning Spools  Quilt Shop in New Ulm, MN. They were sold out but said they’d ship it when it was back in stock. I’d forgotten I ordered it so it was a nice surprise to have it waiting for me along with a hand-written note from the owner. It will be perfect for my 1930s repro fabric.



In addition to taking lots of pictures, I’ve had a pressing project to work on, too.



I’ll show you this project soon; I promise.


And these giants need some tending. The garden produce got out of hand while we were gone. 



I’m thinking Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries, Zucchini Brownies, and Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread; my husband is thinking compost.


Stay tuned for Part Two of “The Loot—The Free and Almost-Free Stuff” coming up soon. Yes, I came across some really good deals—so good, in fact, that they made me think I was a pirate; I’ve got the credit card debt to prove otherwise! If you haven’t caught up with all my Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop adventures, you’ll see the list here.

What I Learned Today:

  1. The cooler holds more than I thought.
  2. The cooler made a good storage place after the garden produce was left at my daughter’s.
  3. Receipts add up faster than I thought.
  4. 380 pictures of loot are a lot to weed out and edit.
  5. The loot—it’s almost embarrassing.

Question: What do you do with overgrown zucchini?

Linking Sunday to Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh, Scrap!

Monday to Beth at Cooking up Quilts for Main Crush Monday (Button on the sidebar) and Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making