Friday, August 28, 2009

Tasha Tudor Day!!

I forgot to post this earlier this morning-it is Tasha Tudor Day! Tasha Tudor was a wonderful and remarkable woman. She was born on August 28, 1915 and died on June 18, 2008. It was a really sad day when Tasha Tudor left this world. She lived in Vermont home with her goats, corgi dogs, chickens and all the other little creatures she had. Her books are among my most treasured! Tasha was living in a different era, more like someone from the 1800's. Her "heirloom" crafts included candle dipping, weaving, soap making, doll making and knitting. She lived without running water until her youngest child was five years old.

Here is a list of Tasha's illustration and writing accomplishments:

Titles written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor include the following:

Pumpkin Moonshine
A Tale for Easter
Snow before Christmas
Thistly B
The Dolls' Christmas
Edgar Allan Crow
Amanda and the Bear
A is for Annabelle
1 is One
A Time to Keep
Corgiville Fair
Tasha Tudor's Seasons of Delight
The Great Corgiville Kidnapping
Titles illustrated by Tasha Tudor include the following:

The Wind in the Willows, 1966, World Publishing
Wings from the Wind, 1964, J. B. Lippincott
A Basket of Herbs, 1983, Stephen Greene Press
The Night Before Christmas, 1975, Rand McNally & Company
The Secret Garden, 1962, Harper & Row Publishers
A Little Princess, 1963, HarperCollins Publishers

This remarkable woman is greatly missed! Happy Tasha Tudor Day!


Storybook Woods said...

Happy Tasha Tudor day. I hope is is a lovely day for you and thank you for joining in. Clarice

Mary said...

Happy Tasha Tudor day to you too, Sherri! Sounds like she lived a very full life.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I have a couple large books showing her gardens and a little of her house. She had an eye for decorating in the garden.

Anonymous said...

She certainly was a remarkable woman!

Take joy!


JC said...

Thanks ... I did not know her. I bit like B Potter ... I wish I had an ounce of talent ..

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

She was a remarkable woman. I love her illustrations.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy Tasha Tudor day. I hope you enjoyed it.

Kay said...

I'm so embarrassed that I don't know Tasha Tudor. Thank you for informing me. I'll look her up on the web and learn more about her.

Anonymous said...


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!