Happy Tasha Tudor day !!!!
There are so many reasons my girls and I admire Tasha Tudor. Thinking of this post and what I wanted to share that about Tasha, I thought of a discussion a while back. I am on a Tasha Tudor list and we were discussing the lost arts. People were bring up handy crafts like spinning, making candles, baking from scratch and how Tasha represent the lost arts. But to me it wasn’t so much about a specific craft, as more a mind set.
I confess, I am glue-gun girl (but I am slowly changing, thank goodness). I tend to be instant gratification. I pick some craft, spend a lot of time planning and shopping but tend to hurry through the process and then move onto something new. I do not push myself, I only put a portion on myself into something. I do not become a master of it. But I want to be, I am learn to be. Realizing this, I realize Tasha embodies mastering, patience, heart and encourages me in these areas. I mean it takes a lot to grow flax, beat it, make it into thread, spin it, dye it , weave it, before you even go about sewing something. What ever garment she made, she knew intimately, she put her heart and soul into it. I doubt she ever took it for granted. I want to be like that in all I do. To be present, to be grateful, to be better for it. To me this is the lost art that Tasha so genuinely represents.
I also wanted to share my Tasha print from the talented Marjorie at Cozey Little Whimsy Nook . I treasure this print not only because it is soo beautiful but it will always remind me of Tasha Tudor day and what a wonderful tradition this now is in our family.
We had our Tasha Day on Sunday and it was lovely. We canned red sauce, picked blackberries in our garden, made ginger pennies for our tea, watched Take Joy and made sketches’ out of Tasha’s books, which you can see at Heartfelt Thoughts. I think mostly we tried to stop, be present and enjoy. I hope the same for you today, even if it is for a few minutes. Please feel free to share what Tasha means to you, if you did a blog post, anything big or small. I would love to hear what you did to celebrate Tasha and I know everyone else would xoxoxo
PS. A big thank you to sooo many who posted about TT day and helped me get the word out. I hope each year more and more who love Tasha will hear about Tasha Tudor day.