Author Archives: Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

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: My Three Month Plan-Second Quarter of 2018 FAL

My goals for the next three months: April, May, and June, include several from the first  quarter. I did get a couple of projects finished that were listed on the first quarter: the table topper (which was featured on the SewCanShe blog last week) and the wall hanging for the Put a Little Heart in Your Quilt Blog Hop.

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Tu-Na Quilts: The 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop Starts Today

Over the next two months, new quilt bloggers will be showcasing their work and their blogs. Join this group this week.

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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 Quilts: I am Featured

I woke up early this morning. After this busy week of visiting 6 sewing/quilting rooms, many committee meetings, a full-day of sewing with my quilting group, a quilting group meeting, and fabric shopping at an incognito shop; that is a feat in itself!

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Tu-Na Quilts: Starting Tomorrow-30 Blocks in 30 Days

Starting April 1st, no foolin’, you can find these fellow bloggers/designers showcasing a project they’ve made using one of Carla’s (Creatin in the Sticks) 30 Blocks in 30 Days designs from December.

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Tu-Na Quilts: A Finished Table Topper

I’ve completed this table topper. It was done in time to be entered into the quilt show sponsored by my village’s quilting group earlier this month. It is also one of my goals for the 2018 Finish-A-Long and was listed on my goal post here.

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