Thursday, August 28, 2008

Remembering Tasha Tudor

Today would have been Tasha Tudor's birthday. She died on June 18th. She would have been 93. Many bloggers are celebrating her life and so I decided to participate.

I first became aware of Tasha Tudor while I was working as a librarian, and I kept seeing this wonderful book come through. The quilter on the front attracted me. I checked it out for myself and was immediately mesmerized by her grace and spirit. I knew then that I wanted my gardens and quilts to be just like hers, but I'm not sure anyone could ever achieve that.
Tasha was an amazing woman. I feel the peace and gentleness radiating from her right through the photos.

When I first saw this picture with the blue and white transferware, I knew I would be a fan for life.

I had no idea until I discovered who she was that she had illustrated one of my favorite childhood books. Tasha could do it all, and do it well.

She was well loved and will be greatly missed.

For more posts about Tasha Tudor check in at Storybook Woods.

Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:
Happenstance House -- A journal about my Victorian home and all of it's contents.


smilnsigh said...

Thank you for the lovely entry about Tasha Tudor.

And thank Tasha and Clarice {at Story Book Woods} for my finding that you have a journal about your Victorian home. Which sounds lovely also. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh blog

Sheila said...

I too will always admire this amazing woman.

Heidi said...

Hello Jane Marie! I stopped in from StoryBookWoods. I too participated in this special day. It is so great to read everyone's thoughts on this very special lady. I too quilt and love the old style of quilting. I am off to check out your Happenstance House blog also. Stop by and say hello at my blog CelebrateTheSeason. My quilts are at NeedleNecessities.

Hugs ~

Storybook Woods said...

"Tasha could do it all, and do it well."
I love this, so true. Happy TT day. Clarice

Kathleen said...

I am also a fan of Tasha Tudors Jane Marie. I didn't realize today was her birthday tho. So sad when the world loses a beautiful person. She contributed so much that we all will still enjoy in the years to come. That's a proud legacy.

gardenpath said...

Jane Marie, What a lovely tribute to a woman who walked her very own path. Every one of those shots has something to inspire me.

I recognize that copy of the Secret Garden, too.

Deb said...

Lovely Tasha Tudor tribute post!

Titania said...

An amazing true Lady; I think it is
lovely that so many celebrate her life and her work.
Jane Marie, thank you for your comment on my SWF.

Connie said...

A lovely tribute to a dear lady. She was an true inspiration.

Taylor said...

I am at my brother in laws surfing the net and stopped at your site. I love the music and the information. You are doing such a great job.

Kylee said...

Hi Jane Marie. I too remember Tasha Tudor from my childhood. I have two small books of prayers that she illustrated. I had no idea that she was still living until recently. What a great talent.

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Jane Marie~
"The Secret Garden" was one of my all time favorite childhood books, I never knew Tasha Tudor did the illustrations. I learned something new today thanks to your blog :)
Good day~

Anonymous said...

I never realized blogging could be so connected. I have never blogged before, but have stumbled upon all these bloggings linking Tasha Tudor. I felt the need to let others know about the public memorial that is going to be held for her, which I recently stumbled upon online through a newspaper article.

This will be the first public event since her death on June 18. While there is no charge to attend the ceremony, residents will have to reserve a spot ahead of time by calling 802-257-4444.

The article link is here: