Happy Birthday Tasha Tudor – Words of Wisdom

Happy Birthday Tasha Tudor!

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Happy Birthday Tasha Tudor.

Nowadays, people are so jeezled up. If they took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush, they might enjoy life more.   ~ Tasha Tudor

How do you relax? I do enjoy sitting in my rocker enjoy a nice cup of chamomile tea while knitting or escaping into the world of one of my books!

 

Tasha Tudor Birthday in Vermont sheep in the meadow

…..and watching the gentle wandering & frolicking of the sheep in the meadow.

There is no peace that cannot be found in the present moment. ~ Tasha Tudor

Peaceful Sunday Relax on the porch Take Joy Tasha Tudor Birthday celebration

…….Harvesting goldenrod!

“I enjoy solitude. It’s probably selfish, but why bother about it. Life is much too important, as Oscar Wilde said, to be taken seriously…..” ~ Tasha Tudor, ‘The Private World of Tasha Tudor’

 

Peaceful relaxing Sunday Stroll on the shores of PEI

….I do enjoy a lovey, peaceful stroll a long the seashores of P.E.I. 🙂

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Happy Birthday Dear Tasha.

“It’s wonderful to grow old,” Tasha Tudor said in an interview. ” You can get away with murder. Everyone takes great care of you. And they’re afraid of offending you. You can say the most outrageous things and get away with it. I fully believe old age is one of the most delightful periods of my life.”

Take Joy – Wishing you a peaceful , relaxing Sunday.

~Melissa

***My Tasha Tudor style shawl  PDF pattern is available for sale -here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/236659762/pdf-hand-knit-pdf-patterns-cottage?ref=shop_home_feat_1

**Completed shawls  are available for sale -here:

My had-knit TASHA TUDOR STYLE KINDRED SPIRIT VERMONT WOOL SHAWL is available here:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/225866/cottage-elegance-red-cotton-shawl-hand-knit

My hand-knit COTTON TASHA TUDOR STYLE COTTAGE ELEGANCE SHAWL is available here:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/225866/cottage-elegance-red-cotton-shawl-hand-knit

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You may enjoy my other post about Tasha Tudor here:

https://elegantlyhandmade.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/tuesdays-with-tasha-tudor-tashas-shawls-a-closer-look/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/236659762/pdf-hand-knit-pdf-patterns-cottage?ref=shop_home_feat_1

https://elegantlyhandmade.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/irish-cottage-style-knitting-with-tasha-tudor/

 

Have a wonderful day!

Take Joy

~Melissa

 

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Kindred Spirit – Stories of Inspiration

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Tasha Tudor’s Lace ~ photograph by Richard Brown

For this years Tasha Tudor Birthday celebration, I thought it would be nice to share some of the kindred spirits stories! This would be the lovely stories that have been shared with me, from my many new Tasha Tudor kindred spirits.  They have shared with me how they came acquainted with Tasha Tudor and / or how she inspires them – what they have in common. Here is the first story from Cynthia:

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Photograph by Richard Brown.

I love Tasha, and live a lot like her. She was a wonderful human being, as well as inspirational. I live in Idaho. I have been spinning etc., for 23 years.

Basket of hand dyed wool yarn

Basket of hand dyed wool yarn – “Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Craft” by Tovah Martin Photographs by Richard Brown

Cynthia goes on to share ~ “I love my treadle machines, I have four of them. They all have a different voice and purpose. I have two one thread chain stitch machine. Willcox Gibb and Singer.

I own one of this first singer electric sewing machines. I like using it for few of my sewing projects, such as lavender sachets I include with each Shawl order.  It only sews a straight stitch so it’s not always practical to use. It just seems befitting to use on my sachets.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                                                             “I use only treadle sewing machines, I don’t own an electric, I spin, weave, hook rugs, crochet, knit a little, chop wood, hunt, fish, and the list goes on”.    ~Tasha Tudor

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The small piece of weaving on the right was the last piece Tasha was working on. This picture and more can be found in my blog post about my visit to the T.T. museum .

“I also collect and use very old kitchen tools, in good shape, and use a clothesline on good days”. 

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Do you Collect antique kitchen utensils and ware as Tasha, Cynthia and I do? Do you use yours or display them?  Cynthia and I  put our’s to use in the kitchen, as intended. I do enjoy using my old fashion egg beater when making my Sunday morning pancakes or french toast.

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Afternoon Tea with Tasha Tudor 2011 Museum Exhibit, Tasha Tudor Birthday celebration, Tasha Tudor Tuesday

A beautiful view through the window ~ but who is that our in the garden? ( It is a window posters)

As March arrives, I am out in the garden planting potatoes and onions, as well as Kale and some lettuces.  After that is constant drying, canning, freezing and gardening.
You are fortunate to live close to Tasha’s place. I would love to go there, but I don’t travel at my age. I hate freeways, and fast traffic. My husband is from Pa, but I’ve never been there. I’m afraid I would want to stay”.

 

Fall in New England Staes New Hampshire Vermont Traveling colors of fall Vintage Poetry September Bride of Fall Vintage Home Art Magazine

I (Melissa) do not live in Vermont year round – but it does call me back each year –  spring through fall .

I would love to purchase an e pattern from you, to knit my own Tasha Tudor style shawl.

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You too, can knit your very own Tasha Tudor style shawl

If you, too, like Cynthia, would enjoy knitting your very own Tasha Tudor style Cottage shawl, you can find a pdf of my shawl pattern in my etsy shop. I will be offering at a special price  through  our Birthday month of August!  I make this special discount most years. See details at the bottom of this post

Thank you again. I have to go finish getting a lot of wood in. It is snowing again, and going to be down to 3 degrees tomorrow night. Brrrrr.

 

Talk soon.

Cynthia 

Thank you so much Cynthia with me how Tasha Tudor has inspired you. I am so happy that you are pleased with my shawl pattern. I would love to see pictures of your finished shawls.

Take Joy Melissa

If you would like to know more about Tasha Tudor and her family stop by and visit their new web site:

You can find my shawl pattern here: It is on sale!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/236659762/pdf-hand-knit-pdf-patterns-cottage?ref=shop_home_feat_1

My shawls that I have knit for you – are also on SALE:

****SALE is good on completed shawls only – Limited amounts!

~ One Birch grey Vermont wool and mohair shawl here:                                                              https://www.etsy.com/listing/166646477/tasha-tudor-style-vermont-70-percent?ref=listing-shop-header-2

~ One Berry Red Vermont wool and mohair shawl Here:                                                               https://www.etsy.com/listing/166646477/tasha-tudor-style-vermont-70-percent?ref=listing-shop-header-2

~ One Red COTTON Elegance shawl here:                                    https://www.etsy.com/listing/150994904/cotton-cottage-elegnace-tasha-tudor?ref=listing-shop-header-3

You can read more about Tasha Tudor’s shawl here;

https://elegantlyhandmade.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/tuesdays-with-tasha-tudor-tashas-shawls-a-closer-look/

 

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God’s in his Heaven….

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Beautiful view on Prince Edward Island

“God’s in his Heaven all’s right with the world” ~ Anne of Green Gables, L.M.M.

Prince Edward Island light Houses

P.E.I. has many delightful light houses. You are able to climb to the top in many of them. I do so enjoy the view from up there – a little closer to heaven!!

The world certainly does seem a lot calmer when we slow down and take in the tranquil beauty around us. (stop thinking quite so hard, or just take a break for a little while!)

Take Joy ~ Melissa

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August – Summer’s Queen

August – Summer’s Queen

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Enchanting August Moon over Vermont……

 

‘Fairest of Months! ripe Summer’s Queen                                                                                                    The hey-day of the year                                                                                                                           with robes  that gleam with sunny sheen,                                                                                           Sweet August doth appear.’                                                                                                                               ~ R. Combe Miller

I found this cheerful poem In the book ‘The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady’

August Summers queen Golden rod in Vermont

Golden Summer….

Goldenrod – Summer’s Queen!!

 

Upon reflection: do you like August? I would have to say that summer over all is not my favorite season of the year. The month of July and August I would be quick to say – NO Hot humid Hot!!  But……upon further reflection, My Birthday is this month, along with My daughter, granddaughter, Bethany and Tasha Tudor. And when I’m not in the south August can be rather pleasant on some days. Blueberries are ripe in Maine, beautiful wild flowers in the north-east, the wonderful farmers markers….. Do you like August”?

Take Joy ~ Melissa

 

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