Hi! I am so glad you stopped by for a chat. Grab a cup of coffee or tea while I tell you a bit about myself.
I often refer to myself as Tu-Na when commenting on blogs. However, my real name is Karen.
I am a mom to 5 grown children (4 boys and 1 girl) and a grandmother to 4 kiddos (3 boys and 1 girl). I am most often asked about my blog name, Tu-Na, so I wrote my first post titled Tu-Na? to tell the story of how it began.
I live on a hobby farm in North Dakota until the weather turns cold
and then my husband, of 42 years, and I head south to Arizona to soak up the sun rays until the weather turns warmer up north.
Our grandson calls our North Dakota house our “Apple House” and our Arizona House our “Orange House” because of the fruit trees found in our yards.
I learned to sew from my mother and through 4-H and made my first quilt at age 16. Read my second post My First Quilt, to find out what happened to it. I continue to sew, quilt, and add fabric to my stash. I’ve taught my daughter to sew and she is now a 4th generation quilter.
I was a stay-at-home mom until my youngest started school and then I re-entered the workforce as a parenting instructor and a child development specialist. After earning my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at the age of 54 and working a few more years, I decided I only ever really wanted to do the things I love the most so I retired.
This blog documents my journey as I do those things I enjoy: quilt, travel, and eat.
Thanks for stopping by and please come again to check on my quilting, traveling, and eating adventures and misadventures. I appreciate your comments on my posts. I try to respond to each comment either by email or here on the blog.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org