"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Remembering Tasha...

I start my new blog, replacing CelebrateTheSeasons, with a day of reflecting on someone I admire deeply. A year ago today, many Tasha Tudor fans were saddened by the news that she passed away. Yet a year later, she is very much alive to me. Her spirit lives on in her books and as I watch her talk on the DVDs Take Peace and Take Joy. Her legacy lives on!

One of the joys of her books is seeing a simple country life come alive on the pages. If you have never bought yourself one of her books, I can highly recommend it. Around The Year is just such a book that will be fun to gaze through at any time of the year. The illustrations that go with her poem are magical.

Here is the summer portion of the little poem in her book:
"In June come summer's longest day,
Now meadows smell of new-mown hay.

Hot July bring picnic joys,
Firecrackers for girls and boys.

In August swallows southward fly,
Summer's waning, fall is nigh."


Shari said...

I am glad I found your new blog. I enjoyed reading your other one!
Oh, I remember reading Tasha Tudor books!!!! They were so good!!!!
Thanks for the memories!

Tammy said...

Happy new blog, lovely post and I'm looking forward to even more.

RoyalTLady said...


I am glad I came by tonight and discovered that you have moved.

mainely stitching said...

Those quotes just cry out for a sampler, don't they?

It's odd you mention someone so inspiring to you who's recently passed on, as I was reminded of a friend and inspiration of mine who died about a year ago. Thinking about her calm and generous personality helped me sort out some personal issues and get myself back on track.

Our days may well be numbered, but our impact can linger on ... forever.

Nancy said...

Here you are, off to new additions and items.
Good start to this new blog. Are you wearing your Tasha Tudor shawl as you write this?
Love Mom
Talk to you next week.

Sonja said...

Found it! Love the name of this Blog!

hazel c UK said...

It looks as thou your new blog is going to be as interesting as Celebrate the Seasons. Pleased to have found it.
Love Hazel (UK)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

What a lovely way to begin... With Dear Tasha Tudor.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelila

the homely year said...

Hello Heidi,
I'm pleased to find your new blog...look forward to reading your lovely posts.
Margaret and Noreen

Linda said...

Hi there....love your new look. Lovely post to begin with Heidi...hugs, Linda

Mary said...

I'm glad to know you are continuing to blog Heidi - this one will be as great as Celebrate the Seasons I'm certain.

I had no idea one could 'fill up' a blog and have to quit! How did you discover this?

Saskia said...

Found you again.
Dus "the cranberry Chronicle" mean that you keep your special place?
Hope so!
Love the story about Tasha Tudor.
Never read a book of her, don't think that there translated into Dutch.

Tracy said...

Hi Heidi! What a lovely and beautiful new beginning here! The name of your new place is perfect. :o) The loveliness, wonder and wisdom of Tasha and her world lives on. I was so sad last year when she passed away...but her spirit still sores! Look forward to you postings from here now. Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Barbara Allen Moore said...

Tasha was to me a woman who lived her life as she chose regardless of the time in which she lived. I envy her weaving her fabrics, carrying on traditons that have been long replaced by modern convenience. She was a quiet rebel and a lovely person. Love the new blog!