Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tasha Tudor Day Giveaway!

{one of the beautiful birthday cakes Winslow Tudor bakes with pretty Japanese candles}

August 28th is a day that holds much weight as it approaches. Of course, we are joyous, because it is a day to celebrate Tasha's birthday, but it means we feel the 'missing' even more. But she left us with so much to celebrate, and so many blessings.

image from Storybook Woods

Many bloggers have joined in celebrating August 28th as "Tasha Tudor Day" thanks to Storybook Woods and other bloggers  (check our new "Blogs We Like" links on the right!) who spread the word and the love for Tasha. It's a day to do something "Tasha-esque" in her honor, to take a moment or two to sip some tea, flip through a favorite Tasha book, or perhaps garden or bake something special. Isn't it lovely to have traditions, to have things that make us stop for a minute amidst the busy-ness and remember? Not only to remember dear loved ones, but to remember that every day we have with dear loved ones is precious. That every day we have the ability to bake something or dig in our gardens or enjoy the way the light reflects off the pond is a day to be grateful.


We'll probably spend some time doing all of the above...reminiscing, taking afternoon tea, perhaps making some ice cream and a cake to celebrate. Speaking of ice cream, did you read Winslow's most recent Tea Story? He talks about the Tudor traditions surrounding ice cream, which are also liberally sprinkled through Tasha's illustrations. Perhaps that could be your Tasha Tudor Day exercise...find all of the drawings of ice cream (and corgis and children licking the dasher!) in your collection.


Tasha used a traditional old-fashioned hand-crank ice cream machine, much like the one below. In honor of Tasha's birthday and the blog world's Tasha Tudor Day, we're hosting a give-away! We will be choosing a whole bunch of winners, so be sure to enter!


Grand Prize winner will win an old-fashioned hand-crank ice cream maker AND a copy of Tasha Tudor's Cookbook (which, of course, has her ice cream and cake recipes!). A second-prize winner will win a copy of the cookbook! And last but not least 5 lucky participants will win the "Making Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt" booklet!

To enter: Follow us on our blog and/or leave a comment on our blog (go ahead and do both for two entries!), being sure to leave your email address or a way for us to contact you. Please note that the giveaway is only open to US residents due to shipping costs. Entry will close at midnight on Monday, August 30th. Spread the word! Link to us on your Tasha Tudor Day post!

328 comments:

  1. We would LOVE to have a second entry. The kids LOVE homemade ice cream, and their Dad LOVES to make it!

    We recently purchased Tasha's RLS Child's Garden of Verses for school this year, and are looking to purchase Pumpkin Moonshine for our Littlest One's First Birthday. She is a recent find of ours (although, I'm not sure how we missed her all theses years), and we are really enjoying her books!

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  2. I Would LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to have the incredible prize here... I am SUCH an admirer or Tasha Tudor... I am definitely entering in the "Tasha Tudor Day"... I am fairly new to blogging and have a tough time with "Link Codes", I've posted the picture on my blog sidebar BUT it doesn't link back, I'll try taking it from here... PLEASE check my blog, I think you will like it and I would LOVE followers...
    Hugs, Donna

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  3. Oh do you need my email address for the entry here? It is donna@cobbledcottages.com
    Thank you, Donna@Conghaile Cottage

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  4. This is a beautiful page honoring Tasha Tudor. What a special woman she must have been. Thank you for this introduction.

    KC Anderson / myjazzygirl@comcast.net

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  5. A wonderful woman and with an admirable tenderness.
    Tasha Tudor a life example.
    Incredible piece for ice cream!
    Hugs

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  6. My mail jorgelinaferraro@hotmail.com

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  7. Dear Natalie and the Tudor Family,

    What wonderful prizes!!! Making ice cream is such fun! We have posted a link to your giveaway on our blog The Corgyncombe Courant.

    Below is a link to our post, "August 28th Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration Up and Coming!, Tasha Tudor and Family Has Ice Cream Freezer Giveaway!". We can also be found on your "Blogs We Like" list under "The Corgyncombe Courant".

    http://corgyncombecourant.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-28th-tasha-tudor-birthday.html

    We are following your blog. Thank you for putting us on your Blogs We Like list.

    Loved Winslow's Tea Story with photographs! We made ice cream for Tasha Tudor's Birthday last year and had a cake, old fashioned hand-cranked homemade ice cream, and goat races!

    Celebrating Tasha Tudor! What fun!!!

    Fondly,
    Diane and daughter Sarah at The Corgyncombe Courant

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  8. The girls at Corgycombe Courant sent me! I would love to win the giveaway! I have been buying raw jersey milk with so much cream, and have been contemplating purchasing an ice cream maker!
    I am going to become a follower and put your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog!
    I am hoping to join in the TTD Celebration with Clarice at Storybook Woods.
    Thanks so much!

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  9. Dear Natalie,
    I am so glad I put that bug in your ear earlier this week:-) What a wonderful giveaway to Tasha's many admirers. I have updated my TT Day post to include the informaton for your giveaway. Do tell Winslow the new story was delightful and we at Blueberry Cottage look forward to reading how you celebrated Tasha's birthday. We have special treats planned here! I have also been following your blog:-)
    Take Peace,
    Suzanne

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  10. Good day Natalie,
    thank you soo much for being so generous with everyone and having a give-away. I know my readers will be thrilled. I think they wonder if Tasha's family knows about Tasha Tudor day. Of course I will link your give-away on TT day. Thank you again. Clarice

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  11. I have been an admirer of Tasha Tudor for many years and a follower of th Tasha and family website and your blog. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Julie of the blog Dog Trot Farm.

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  12. I find such inspiration in Tasha Tudor's life. In this age it is difficult to hold onto peace and joy daily. Tasha helps me!
    We love homemade ice cream. Well, except for the time the canister had a small hole. We faithfully mixed salt water in with our custard as we turned. Salty ice cream,yuck!

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  13. I posted about TTD yesterday and am looking forward to celebrating Saturday! I have gleaned so much from her life and decision to live the way she wanted no matter what anyone else was doing and to always Take Joy!

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  14. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.
    I am a member of Take Peace Site. I have been an admirer of Tasha for such a long time. I have many of her books and a corgi name Jake.
    I met Amy and Windsow at the York Expo Center many years ago after they were married. They were so kind to me.
    Thenk you. rehmeyer-janice@comcast.net

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  15. Good afternoon Nalatie,
    I have been looking forward to Tasha Tudor Day for weeks and think it's such a special way to keep Tasha's memory alive. Clarice always helps us to plan ahead and Suzanne follows through on with our Take Peace group.
    After a trip to VT for a garden tour with our group a few years ago, I put a scrapbook together of my trip (all the way from Oregon). I have tried to keep my book current with all the fun exchanges we do and trips involving the friends I have met thanks to dear Tasha. So, I just purchased a new album and hope to get all caught up. I do follow your blog and the family website. By the way, I love ice cream.

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  16. What a wonderful way to honor Tasha on her birthday. I am so grateful for the many friends I've made through my "Tasha connection" and happy to have been a part of her garden tour back in June of '07. Life-long friendships were made!
    LaVonne in Montana
    serenitysheepfarmstay.com

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  17. Good afternoon Natalie,
    I have been waiting for Tasha Tudor Day for weeks. Clarice always helps us to plan ahead and Suzanne follows through on our Take Peace site.
    After I was able to join my Tasha friends a few years ago in Vermont for a tour of Tasha's garden, I put together a scrapbook and have kept it filled with our fun exchanges and pictures of Tahsa visitors who have come to Oregon to visit me. I just bought a new scrapbook so I plan to work on it this Saturday. Thank you Tasha for my wonderful friends. I follow your blog and the family site.By the way, I love ice cream!

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  18. Natalie,

    Thanks for the heads-up on this awesome giveaway! That ice-cream maker looks amazing -- Elliott especially said he would love to have it! If we win I'll figure out a way to send you some homemade ice cream. :)

    Steph / stephanie.m.wise@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Natalie,

    I have just started following thanks to you getting back to me about the order I placed with you the other day for an apron. I'm so happy you did contact me and told me about your blog. I'm so happy to be here and be a follower now.

    I did read Winslow Tudor's Tea Story about making ice cream at the cottage. How delightful it was to read, too. It's so wonderful to read those stories and get glimpses into that magical world. Well, it seems just so magical to me.

    I will be posting about this giveaway at your blog on my blog and, yes please, I'd love to be entered. Thank you so much for having such a wonderful giveaway.

    I hope you have a perfectly beautiful evening,
    Susan
    CluckleBees@gmail.com

    http://clucklebees.blogspot.com/
    http://simplepleasuressimpletreasures.blogspot.com/

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  20. Beautiful!! Love the ice cream machine too :) Yea for Tasha Tudor!!!

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  21. what a wonderful give-away! I would love to have a copy of Tasha's cookbook! I have much to learn from her.
    fezziwig35@yahoo.com

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  22. Natalie,
    I am so glad I found your blog, I love all that Tasha Tudor stands for,
    I am now a proud follower, and would love a chance to win anything Tasha!

    Thank you so much for the opportunity!
    Hugs,
    Kerri

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  23. Dear Natalie,
    I was thrilled to get your invitation to enter the give away this morning.
    I have been a fan of Tasha for simply years. I own a lot of her books and we have had sparrow post in our home as well.
    I also subscribe to the website too.
    I am only sorry that you are unable to send to Australia. Any way I am doing a blog post on the giveaway and have followed your blog here.
    I hope you will add me to your list on the side bar of Tasha Tudor supporters and if you like my blog perhaps follow me as well
    Blessings
    Gae

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  24. What a fun giveaway...please enter us! Donna

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  25. Oops, here's a contact site - www.missspensersspecialteas.com - thank you for entering us. Tried to sign up as a follower, but it didn't take it right now...will try later. Donna

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  26. How lovely! What a wonderful way to celebrate Tasha's birthday!
    Laura
    lauragm@pacbell.net

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  27. AJ(corgi) and I want to wish Happy Birthday to Tasha Tudor. We love her paintings and have some signed prints and books. She and her corgis were so loved. Phyllis Heisler

    phyllis.heisler@yahoo.com

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  28. Oh how lovely!

    -Lexi

    crumpetswithjam @ gmail.com

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  29. Such a sweet way to honor her birthday!

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  30. Oh my! I didn't even know about this beautiful blog! Tasha Tudor's writings, drawings and life have inspired me in so many ways. My daughters (ages 9 & 7) have also been blessed by her.

    What a wonderful way to celebrate her!

    ...kelli (thetuddletree@gmail.com)

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  31. What a lovely give-away and a wonderful way to remember the unforgetable Tasha Tudor! I'd love to win... but truly it's just great to have a place to "congregate" with others who have loved Tasha as I do.

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  32. I am so fortunate to have met Tasha and her supportive family twice. My older daughter had so much fun find the actual secret garden when it was actually hidden amongst the tall grass that sunny afternoon. What fun. What a wonderful tribute to Tasha to create a way for everyone to share their memories or show support. Thank you Winslow, Amy and all of of the Tudor family for keeping her memory alive in such a creative and fun way.
    I wish all of us Tasha Tudor admirers the best of luck in winning the contest.
    Best wishes,
    Kathy (ksnaith@tds.net)

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  33. Hello! I am now a follower of your wonderful blog! I'd like to enter your contest. My email address is: pjcsullivan@gmail.com
    I will spread the word to friends & family. I didn't realize you had a blog-but will visit often,now. I love Corgin & Tasha's way of living life to the fullest! I became interested in many things because of her. I think your b'day candles are so nice.
    Thank you for offering the contest.

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  34. I so enjoyed my visit to Tasha's home garden tour September 2005. I couldn't believe I was standing in front of the house I had looked at so many times in Take Joy! Tasha is a great inspiration to me and it was such a blessing to get to see her standing in her barn doorway that day. I also enjoyed sharing with the "kindred spirits" who were on the tour with me.
    Thanks to all of Tasha's family who made that day so special! Refreshments were delicious!
    God Bless, Kathy

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  35. Reading a book about Tasha or one of her children's book has always been one of my top stress relievers. Cranking ice cream has to be a stress reliever too!

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  36. The macaroni and cheese recipe from Tasha's cookbook is now a family favorite. We are also planting foxglove in our yard, after having the opportunity to take one of your garden tours. We'll have to think of something to do to celebrate Tasha Tudor day--probably involving chocolate cake (and ice cream, of course)!

    On a side note, would you consider adding a pattern for the Stillwater dress to your product line? They look so comfortable, but unlike Tasha, I cannot look at a picture and sew a perfect copy.

    Happy memories!

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  37. I have a little book that Tasha signed for my first husband..."The County Fair". It was well read and there are a couple of pages that he 'enhanced' the art. This copy was printed in 1940 ~ and every time I look at it, I can see him wandering the fair, totally engrossed in that annual event. Happy Birthday, Tasha!

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  38. Tasha's books are a lovely treat! When life gets hectic, I brew some tea and take one of her books....ahhhh

    Glad to have found your blog.
    congamama2@yahoo.com

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  39. I will be thinking of that grand lady on Aug 26. Lois

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  40. This is a wonderful tribute to Tasha. She was a wonderful lady who I was fortunate to have met twice. My oldest daughter still remembers being able to find Tasha's secret garden when it truly was a secret amongst a few overgrown weeds. What fun. Thank you so much. Good luck to all.
    Best wishes,
    Kathy (ksnaith@tds.net)

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  41. Dear Natalie,
    It is a pleasure to read your blog.I received an e-mail this morning and what a surprise to find out that Tasha's birthday is here.Celebrating someones life that influenced so many people.I was introduced to Tasha Tudor when a friend gave me A time to Remember for Christmas 37 years ago.I feel so blessed for taking in every detail of her artwork and way of life and living out little bursts of it.To win would be unfathomable.I love reading what she meant to other people.Many happy returns of day!Shelly,I can be reached at blackbear@sti.net

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  42. Tasha was inspiration in the purest sense. Her works that live on, and her words, still are. I am now following this site on my blog www.happypeasant.blogspot.com and plan on doing a Tasha Tudor day post as well, on the 28th. Blessings to you all.

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  43. dear natalie, i wish i lived closer to you so i could come and visit. i love tasha small books of how to do things, one i ordered was on how to make a cold planting box, i am also a subscriber on line. thanks for the great work, i look forward to all my emails from tasha. sincerely..faye, whitepoodle75@hotmail.com

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  44. Happy Birthday Tasha! and thank you for all the wonderful posts and glimpses into the Rookery. I've always loved everything 'Tasha' ~ My childen and I have spent many hours with Tasha books, celebrate every Valentine's Day with our version of 'Sparrow's Post'(our bespectacled Mr. Sparrow hands out all those tiny envelopes and packages)and we even have two little corgis who help keep things fun and interesting around our little home in the woods. What a delight it would be to have my own hand-crank ice cream maker! Thank you for continuing Tasha's precious legacy. (the 28th is also my sister's bday - what joy all the way around!) Blessings!
    wendygibsoninfo@gmail.com

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  45. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. apri0219@yahoo.com

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  46. I have admired Tasha Tudor's art and lifestyle for years now. I think that God gives some people the talent that makes them celebrities...Tasha was blessed with this gift. She not only showed the world the purity of her art, but also how beautiful a simple life can be. Happy Birthday, Tasha!
    Kevin ,kevbufrog@yahoo.com

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  47. I love Tasha Tudor and the life and world she created. I would give anything about now to live in her house and live her lifestyle as it would make wonderful memories --and an easier life. Away with cellphones...
    The ice cream maker sounds like fun. I remember making ice cream at family gatherings and even snow ice cream in the winter. I hope you have a wonderful day of remembering a great lady.

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  48. Happy Tasha Day to all of us-- her friends, family, and fans!

    To celebrate I am going to give extra love to our corgi T. Tucker (although he gets a lot already), and maybe he'll get a piece of cheese as a special celebratory snack (his favorite)! :)

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  49. Nice idea and I would love the chance to make homemade ice cream again~

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  50. My mom (91 years old this year and still going strong!) and I have followed Tasha for some years now. She for the gardening and me for the corgis and artwork. I still enjoy browsing and hearing stories. Hope to some day be able to visit.
    A lovely giveaway that my grandnieces would love...
    Susan and Finn the corgi - Virginia

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  51. Tasha remains an inspiration to all who long for a simpler life. She certainly is that to me. I remain a fan. I am already a follower and so I shall remain:) Lovely contest:)

    Diane K.

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  52. I would love to be entered for the give-a-away! It would be so much fun to make ice cream with my kids! Thanks! Jessica, snowcraig@ymail.com

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  53. OOPS.... forgot to leave the email address..

    k9srock@earthlink.net

    Thanks again for such a lovely offer....
    Susan Brogan and Finn in Virginia

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  54. I'm making the raspberry cakes from the newsletter - got my shopping
    list together.

    Saluting y'all with my tea cup ...

    Caroline

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  55. I've loved Tasha Tudor since I was little. I'm an avid collector!

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  56. I have no blog, but love all things Tasha and have several of her books.
    Would love, love to win something.
    Patrica M.
    patriciajune1947@yahoo.com

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  57. Carrying on the tradition of making homemade ice cream sounds delicious on this hot and sticky New England day!
    Amy Pertl-Clark
    amy@amypertlclark.com
    My blog is titled: Emmy's Book of the Day
    Here's a link to a post I wrote about Tasha last year.
    http://emmysbookoftheday.blogspot.com/2009/03/time-to-keep.html

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  58. Wait....ice cream??? Woof! Did someone say ice cream? Woof! Woooo..... CLASH..bang..scramble...POW...KABOOM!!!... Sorry. I had to re-claim the keyboard from the Corgis. They saw the ice cream post and got a little crazy. Count us in! We'll be having a special post for Tasha Tudor day over at The Christmas Corgi Blog!

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  59. Natalie! I'm so happy to see that you have a blog going. I can't imagine how I missed it. As for ice cream, for years we've used the vanilla ice cream recipe in The Butt'ry Shelf Cookbook that Tasha illustrated - one of my "within easy reach" cookbooks. I hate to admit that we're wimps and use an electric ice cream maker, but so it is!
    All the best,
    Debbi

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  60. This brings back wonderful memories of when my parent's hosted the Father's Day picnic and my job was to turn the handle for making Lemon Sherbert for everyone! The crunching sounds of the ice, the scratchy sound of sugar, the lovely feel when it became smoother and thick and harder to turn! I love the idea of a Tasha Tudor day. We will decorate my favourite framed print of her with the last flowers of summer, eat ice cream and read through many of her beautiful books. I just finished rereading The Wind in the Willows!

    Blessings and sweet memories to all of you.
    Debi Towle

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  61. Tasha brings us all back to a life of love and simplicity.....would love to make ice cream in her honor with the grand prize!

    Janine
    slonewby@aol.com

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  62. I remember taking turns hand cranking Ice cream at our family reunions. I have been a Tasha Tudor fan since my 16 year old was little and I first discovered some books at a yard sale. Then found out my Mother-in-law had some books that had been signed by her !!
    Blessings to you all,
    Mary B

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  63. Tasha Tudor, your spirit lives in my garden, in my pen and pencils! The English Lavendar is dried from spring, we have organic tomatoes, cucumbers, gourds, pumpkins, peas, mint, and one rogue beet in the garden! Most are varieties from Monticello and Mount Vernon, and it's my plan to buy some of your heritage poppies in your honor!

    My father also gardened, and his father farmed before him. It's only natural for me to turn to the soil and sun. Thank you for pointing the way, and I will celebrate your birthday along with his. Your memory is alive in my heart.

    The ice cream churn would be loved and cherished here!

    I would love to draw out there one day!

    Sharon Woods tolstoy4@juno.com

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  64. What JOY!! This is such a wonderful way to honor a truly amazing woman. Thank you for offering this fantastic giveaway. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you. Blessings Always..

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  65. On a beautiful day two months ago my husband got lost in Marlboro, Vt and we were blessed to have the best afternoon doing so. The long and winding roads captured all the country feeling one needed these days.I think we came upon Seth Tudor building a stone wall, but I never will know for sure. Although we live in a 1735 home and live simply I had always wanted to visit Tasha. I have a collection with more than 30 books, many have been signed without even meeting her. Tasha has inspired the way I live. Thank you Tasha, Margie

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  66. Tasha Tudor and her lifestyle has been an inspiration to my own life for quite some time. It is lovely to read your blog, thank you for sharing this incredible giveaway! http://www.gardenmama.typepad.com

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  67. Thank you, Natalie, and all of you at Tasha Tudor Family for keeping up the wonderful traditions that Tasha shared with us and for letting us be a part of that extended family. Blessings to you all!

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  68. How fun! I would love to be entered in the giveaway! I have followed the blog and have it in my list of favorite blogs on my art site. I've been an admirer of Tasha's for many years now....she reminds us to take joy in the little things and also dream big. Love her!

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  69. Happy Birth Day to dear Tasha.
    Her life and life style remains a gentle reminder of life's truly important moments.
    Thank you, family of Tasha, for keeping her many gifts of living available for us.

    Gratefully,

    Dorothy

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  70. I am in for sure! I just subscribed as well :)

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  71. Thankyou for hosting his giveaway! Please count me in!

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  72. Taking afternoon tea tomorrow, in honor of Tasha Tudor.
    I am so happy to be a member on Facebook, and to have Early Bird Post.
    She is always in my thoughts, and I always re-read her books.
    I am starting to paint again (age 65-former art major), because of her. She is my inspiration.

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  73. And I just added you to my list of blogs to follow. Already I can tell it will be a favorite!

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  74. This is such a nice give-a-way! Thank you for offering it. I think what I loved best about Tasha was the committment she showed to herself and following what she wanted in life and lifestyle-- I find that really inspirational.

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  75. I have been looking for a job and feeling sorry for myself and all it took today was looking once again through my copy of "The Private World of Tasha Tudor". I was walking down an aisle of a bookstore many years ago and the cover of this lovely book caught my eye! And I remember thinking that I wanted to be right there in that garden with that captivating lady - who IS she???
    And I have loved Tasha Tudor ever since. And I STILL look at a picture of her - or one of her paintings - and I am reminded that all the stress and busy-ness of today is so NOT important!
    I sure could use a bowl of homemade ice cream right now!
    wfdeb0501@sbcglobal.net

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  76. The Rice family has followed Tasha Tudor for over 4 years. I clipped her out of our state newspaper and have it framed. Everything that was said about Ms. Tudor was either me to a 'T' or something I wanted to accomplish. Thank you for keeping a simple life alive for us that are parenting in today's world. We would love to enter to win the ice cream maker and here is our email hjrice@pbtcomm.net I have to regret that this is the first time I have ever blogged and was not sure how to, thanks for your patience. Sincerely, Fran, James, Megan, Katie, Julie, Amelia, Sarah and Sam.

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  77. I've loved Tasha for years and winning an ice cream or the cookbook would be awesome.

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  78. I remember as a child making homemade ice cream - my Dad was a milkman and we would get all the close-to-out-dated cream. He would line me and my 2 sisters and 2 brothers up and we'd each take our turn cranking - and when our arm would get tired he'd tell us to use our other arm. He only made vanilla ice cream and we would pour maple syrup over it! So tasty!

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  79. Just attended a 50th wedding anniversary in Vermont and they hand cranked ice cream. It was wonderful. Would love one of the ice cream makers to show the next generation the joys of such a project. Am a long time admirer of Tasha. Especially enjoyed her exhibit at Williamsburg. The one at the Rockwell Museum was lovely too.

    breta.sisson@cortland.edu

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  80. Hello Natalie. This is an awesome giveaway and thank you so much for opening this up to bloggers, old and new. I have loved the lifestyle, talent and generous spirit of Tasha for many years and I would be honored to sign up, become a follower and win the cookbook. Again, thank you and perhaps you might want to stop my blog and say hello (http://cordeliashouse.blogspot.com. Blessings, Marilyn Anderson maranderon13@aol.com

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  81. I sense the smile that Tasha would have knowing that we all hold her close and dear to our hearts. Thanks so much for the giveaway....winning would be such a joyful blessing.

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  82. Dear Natalie, Where do I start? I have been a follower of Tasha Tutor for over 30 years. I have read and enjoyed Tasha Tutor's art and books....and have been inspired. My life and my children's lives have been touched by Tasha Tutor's life. The peace, the JOY all have been passed on to so many, and I am grateful we received the tranquility and peace.

    I applaud your work, and the work of Tasha Tutor's family, as you carry on. You will never know who you are touching by the words, or the art of Tasha Tutor. She was a inspiration, and a hero to authentic living for many. Thank you.

    Oh yes, Please do enter my name into the contest!

    Deborah994@gmail.com
    High Ground Farm

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  83. Every 4th of July when I was a child, we made hand-cranked strawberry ice cream, if we had strawberries. If not, we had vanilla. It was the best ice cream I ever tasted. Several of us took turns cranking it, but it was worth the trouble. carolynhandy@svcable.net

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  84. I've followed Tasha Tudor since I first learned about her when I was 16! She was an amazing woman. Thank you for doing this blog!

    ~Terra

    tamgardengal@yahoo.com

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  85. I'm now following the blog as well! Thank you for the invite to enter the giveaway!

    ~Terra

    tamgardengal@yahoo.com

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  86. Tasha and Corgi lover here! Thanks for the chance to win, what a great way to celebrate!

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  87. I grew up with Tasha Tudor books and I still have dreams of living in one of the scenes....seeing that wonderful birthday cake floating down the river! I hope Tasha Tudor enjoyed many special birthdays of her own and am happy that you are honoring her for this special day. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Margaret

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  88. Home-made Ice cream is my favorite, along with Tasha Tudor. What an inspiration to me and my family. We love her books and stories. We will be sending special prayer on the birthday. She is missed dearly by those whose lives she has touched in so many ways

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  89. Hello Natalie,
    Thank you for the invitation for the giveaway.
    We have many of Tasha's books, one of which
    is signed and very special. And her prints are in our livingroom which we look at everday. We appreciate honoring Tasha in this manner and keep a little piece of her spirit with us all the time.

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  90. Lots of love for a special birthday celebration. I love all of Tasha Tudor's artwork.
    Thanks for the winning opportunity

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  91. I have been an admirer of Tasha Tudor for many years. What a lovely giveaway. Please enter me. LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

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  92. My favorite book is Becky's Birthday and since my birthday is in the summer I always longed for a party like Becky's. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

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  93. I'm in twice! Please add my name, I miss and love Tasha! Thanks!
    wesue@townsqr.com

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  94. I am now also a follower of the blog. :) LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

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  95. Hi Natalie,
    My kids read Tasha's books and we made things together in similar ways. Now I read them to my grandkids, and we all would love to make ice cream again the way I did with their parents, who still say its the best kind ever. What a wonderful way to celebrate Tasha Tudor Day!

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  96. I am a new follower, but have been a long-time admirer of Tasha Tudor. I emailed about 18 months ago, wondering if anyone has ever published a baby journal with Tasha's illustrations. I was pregnant with my sixth child. Alas, there has never been such a creation, but I am hopeful that someday there will be. I am now pregnant with my seventh child (due in April).

    About one year ago, we began keeping chickens. The children named one of our chickens Chickahominy in honor of Tasha's beloved rooster. We also keep bees and have a large raised bed garden. And we live downtown in a large midwestern city!

    Thank you for creating the Tasha Tudor Day celebration and for the giveaway. Most of all, I appreciate the many people who perpetuate Tasha's ideals and lifestyle, and share online.

    Gina Reese
    accmom@sbcglobal.net

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  97. Please don't forget me!!! jude437 @gmail.com

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  98. I love to receive the newsletter every month and look forward to reading it...my mother was a huge fan of Tasha Tudor and it looks like I've followed suite! Thank you for continuing her traditions! ..I would love to win the ice cream maker..I was actually checking them out on Ebay yesterday..so this was good timing - simple things work the best I say! Susan A

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  99. I love Tasha Tudor's work and she has been an inspiration for me in my own artwork over the years. I have had her site listed in my favorite website links for years now, but was thrilled to have found your blog. Thanks to Cathy Santarsiero for pointing me in your direction.

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  100. dorothy waterman@yahoo.comAugust 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    What a Blessing to have had Tasha Tudo in our lifetime and the wonderful legacy she left. I have been collecting her books for over twenty years and read them to my grandchildren and great grandchildren. I remember my great Aunt Rae making ice cream (milk/cream from her own cows) and how great it tasted and since retiring to Oregon I am now the officical ice cream maker.

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  101. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TASHA! You are missed very much by MANY...all my corgis share in your namesake along w/ my gardens, in your honor I named a special plant after you. I hope you are in the most Beautiful of All Gardens, this I`m sure of. BLESSINGS TO ALL HER FAN`S, ANNE

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  102. I've Loved and Followed for Years !!!!! Vera - VVCUNDIFF@aol.com

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  103. I have been with you now for a long time..would love to have either prize..
    Tasha would be so happy to see you caring on her legazy.
    ndartist@polarcomm.com

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  104. Hi! Thank you for the reminder that it's Tasha Tudor's birthday. I am recovering slowly from Salmonella poisoning (an over-easy egg from Perkins restaurant) which is a good reminder to raise one's own hens like Tasha, and eat only locally raised hens' eggs. So, while healing I will read Tasha books and think fond thoughts of meeting her and basking in her fun (and sometimes funny) presence.

    Becka Coates
    rhollcoates@gmail.com

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  105. Oh how exciting - to win an ice cream machine AND a Tasha Tudor cookbook, or one or the other! Oh my, I would love a chance to win! It's been years since I've had hand-cranked ice cream - what a treat! I'm a new follower
    Leslie Anne

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  106. My dear friend sent me your blog. I do a blog called My Mother's Apron Strings and I talk about my memories of making ice cream, using a hand-crank ice cream maker. I've been on the look out for one and I'm thrilled to post with a chance to win this cherished gift. I have so admired Tasha Tudor and her incredible life. I'm adding your blog to my side bar; this is a beautiful site. xoxo

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  107. Hello Natalie,
    What a sweet way to remember Tasha, she has been a blessing to so many. I would love to participate in your giveaway! Thank you for being so kind.

    I look forward to celebrating Tasha and her life and the contributions she has made to all of our lives, on her special day.

    Kim in Kentucky
    barry.vance@insightbb.com

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  108. I was excited to find these blogs and all this great stuff you are doing. I loved Tasha Tudor and am so happy her work continues even now.

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  109. I have grown up with Tasha's books and have been introducing them to my little girls. She was such an amazing person. Thank you for continuing her legacy.
    allison.toth@gmail.com

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  110. What a fabulous giveaway offer! I remember how special home made ice cream was when we were children--so different from anything you could get in the store or at the local DQ. It was all the more special because you could have it (at best) only about once a year.
    On Tasha's special day, I plan to bake from scratch a banana cake to take to a potluck dinner with friends. Tasha's example of simple (?) living, using time honored methods and fresh ingredients, has long been an inspiration to me.

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  111. What a great giveaway, love this blog!

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  112. Dear Natalie
    I was in my garden yesterday and admiring the hollyhocks from the seeds I purchased from the Tasha Tudor and family store. They are so beautiful. And so imagine my surprise to receive and invitation to enter your drawing. I am so glad I followed the invite and found your blog which I will be following closely.
    There are so many things about Tasha Tudor that appeals to the way that we live.

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  113. I found out about who Tasha Tudor was a couple of years ago through a magazine article. She seemed very interesting so I googled her. I fell in love with her illustrations. She was an amazing woman. She is very inspiring to me in a lot of ways.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Tina Kay

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  114. I would love to enter! How neat!

    ~~Laura Elizabeth
    prov31sister@gmail.com

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  115. I am also following you blog!

    ~~Laura Elizabeth
    prov31sister@gmail.com

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  116. Tasha has inspired me in my baking, painting, writing and lifestyle for over 20 years. I will always see her as a role model! How lovely to have a Tasha Tudor day! Love it! Blessings to your family, and thank you for the fun giveaway!
    robinblitchok@gmail.com

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  117. I am following!

    -Donna
    myjunkymonkey456@gmail.com

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  118. Please enter me! Thanks for holding this!

    -Donna
    myjunkymonkey456@gmail.com

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  119. I was introdused to Tasha only after I got my first Welsh corgi in 1990, and found that she loved them as well.I have since become a great fan of Tasha, and did a research paper featuring her for a children's literature class I took.
    Three years ago, I was blessed to have the opportunity to visit Tasha's garden, smell the lemon drop azalea's, find the secret garden, and wonder at the beauty from her back porch. She is missed...

    joysmom1@yahoo.com

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  120. Thrilled to recieve this blog! still have all my things from first tasha tudor garden tour displayed. would be honored to win give a way. kathryn rudolph

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  121. I've been a follower of Tasha Tudor's for almost 40 years. She has been my favorite Author/Ilustrator for that long. I am a Children's Literature professor, and no student leaves my class without knowing Tasha tudor. My great aunt alerted me to her work through an article in Early American Life. Happy Birthday, dear one, you are with us in Spirit. Becky

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  122. Dear Natalie,
    I'm enjoying your blog! Especially the pictures! I discovered a Tasha Tudor book 27 years ago with my son at the library & become a fan! I met Tasha a couple of times, once at her store in Mooresville at Christmas time & the other when she spoke at Old Conner's Prairie. I have many of her signed prints hanging in my home! Please enter me in the drawing...
    brenda@kaatman.com

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  123. OOoo!! I'd love to be entered twice! I'm following you now, and I posted about this giveaway on my blog:

    http://the-writers-pen.blogspot.com/2010/08/whos-up-for-some-ice-cream.html

    I just found out about this blog today, but I'm already loving it. Thanks so much! :-)

    Email: myjunkymonkey456@gmail.com

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  124. At one time, there was a little upstairs space in the town of Nashville, IN with a Tasha Tudor museum. That's when I truly fell in love with her and her artwork, etc. I wish it was still there. I have a signed copy of "Pumpkin Moonshine" which I am saving for my granddaughter. I also have some children's books illustrated by Tasha and also a couple of books about her life. I am truly a fan. Thanks for still letting her be a part of my life.
    lavender1051@yahoo.com

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  125. Thank you Tasha Tudor and family for all that has been in the past and will be for the future. I truly have enjoyed so much with the recipes, wonderful books, and now a Museum to visit some day.
    Blessings, Margie Gove

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  126. Wow, what a great contest. What fun it would be to make ice cream using the ice cream maker, and how great it would look in my kitchen when I wasn't using it.

    pherndon@ma.rr.com

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  127. Love this web site and love Tasha's books of which I have several. Looking forward next year to visiting the museum.

    Please enter me in your birthday give-away. What a nice way to celebrate Tasha's special day!

    My email is cgcole1@verizon.net. I am Claudia Cole, 25 Jolls Lane, Orchard Park, NY 14127. Phone # - 716-662-5798.
    Thanks and have a wonderful b.day party.

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  128. Wow that's so neat. She was such an incredible woman. I was born on the 29th of Aug so it's wonderful to know she was a Virgo and I have the potential to be as creative and savvy as her.

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  129. I introduced my children to Tasha Tudor but wish I had known about her when they were younger - wish I had known about her when I was young. It was an article, in a homeschooling magazine, that started our curiosity about and then our love for her illustrations and books.

    I would love to be included in the drawing for the ice cream maker. Thank you.

    Terry
    aunt_tm@hotmail.com

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  130. We fondly remember my dad every summer when we have ice cream. The children loved making homemade ice cream with Grandaddy! His best recipe (in my opinion) was his peach ice cream. The Orange Crush with pineapple was a very close second!
    One year at our family reunion Daddy made some delicious looking strawberry ice cream using strawberries from his garden. My cousin, Susan, was the first to get a bite. She nearly burst into tears when she discovered that the salt had leaked into the container and ruined the ice cream. We all had a good laugh later!

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  131. I'm not a blogger, so I'm afraid I can't show you my page, but I am a very devoted fan of Tasha's and have been for my whole life. I have been celbrating her birthday in August for the past five years, mainly because I find late summer is lacking in the seasonal celebration department. :)

    Please sign me up for the giveaway as well. Homemade ice cream would be the perfect treat!

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  132. I'd love to be entered in this giveaway! I love everything Tasha Tudor, and have so many of her amazing books!

    inlovewithducks@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  133. And I'll second myself, too. ;)

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  134. What a wonderful gift.
    Lisa lcspears1@bellsouth.net

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  135. This giveaway looks so neat! Please enter me! That ice cream maker looks simply gorgeous.

    Thanks so much, my email is: barefootseamstress31@gmail.com

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  136. Loved Tasha, miss her. Enter me in the giveaway

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  137. What a lovely giveaway! I really enjoy everything Tasha Tudor and this looks so neat!

    My email is: vdavidadams@gmail.com

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  138. Hello to the Tudor Family with wishes for a Happy Memories on Tasha's birthday. She shared a birthday with my mother, who was born on Aug. 28, 1908. This summer as the ripe blackberries clambered up the "Blackberry Crossroads" sign in the back garden, I recognized the scene as one Tasha might likely have painted.

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  139. "I scream, you scream, we all scream,
    for Tasha's ice cream!
    Thank you for the fun and generous giveaway. Please pick me.
    Enjoy the last licks of summer!
    ~Pamela
    pswelter@chaska.net

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  140. OMGoodness I adored Tasha Tudor & I carry a pic of her on my blog sidebar!!
    Please enter me!!
    Love,
    Marilyn

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  141. My dear friend, Carla, has been a Tasha Tudor admirer and collector for years. I am entering to win this prize. It would make a delightful birthday gift for her. Carla was fortunate to travel from Puyallup, Washington to meet Tasha at Adams Farm several years ago. I cared for Carla's beloved Corgis and other critters while she was away and I was mesmerized by the tales of her trip and her deep joy in being able to meet and spend time with Tasha. T

    Thank you for continuing Tasha Tudor's work and reminding us all to take time for what is truly important. Take Joy!

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  142. I still enjoy memories of the day I came by to pick up my chair made by Seth. It was a great comfort to my elderly mother, by the fireplace, just a month later when we lost power and heat for several days. I enjoyed chatting with you Natalie, and sharing my fairy tale puzzle, and you sharing the book that the illustrations came from. Good luck with your undertakings, and please enter me in the contest! Lisa ltb543@gmail.com

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  143. What a wonderful gift! I would love for you to enter my name in for the drawing. I have followed Tasha for many years. The first time I heard about her was in a Victoria Magazine many years ago and ever since she has been my friend.

    Thank you,
    Lori Morris
    MorrisInn@msn.com

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  144. I'm now following your blog, and have put a post up on my blog (link to post below) about Tasha's birthday and the contest. I would dearly LOVE to win this contest. We had a lovely hand crank ice cream maker, but sadly, it did not survive our last move, and we have not been able to replace it. Our children sure do miss it. My daughter would love the cookbook, as I would too, of course. ;)

    Please put our two entries into the contest. Thank you! :)

    http://4js4him.blogspot.com/2010/08/celebrate-tasha-tudors-birthday-august.html

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  145. Happy Birthday to Tasha!!! She will always live on through her beautiful illustrations and writings!!! annie1732@att.net

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  146. What a nice way to honor the memory of Tasha. I've enjoyed learning about her life and admire her work. Keeping traditions alive is a great thing to pass down to the younger generations.

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  147. Love making Tasha Tudor recipes with corgi in kitchen --- great way to spend family time!

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  148. I've been enjoying your blog for a while and am always excited to get the Early Bird Post! What a fun give away! sarah@sarahdillard.com

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  149. Natalie -- I too am a newcomer to this blog, but a long-time Tasha-appreciator. So much inspiration in her dedication to all that was beautiful and meaningful to her! We don't all have to live just like she did to carry that inspiration in our hearts and follow our own dreams in our lives -- or so I continue to live my life! Thank you for carrying on her tradition! And yes, I would love to be entered into the giveaway.
    Happy Tasha Tudor Day to all!
    --Amy

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  150. colt_pony@hotmail.comAugust 26, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    What fun! I'm happy to enter the contest and we're looking forward to Tasha Tudor Day this weekend - Tasha's birthday falls on the day before my dear Grandma's birthday (she will be 87 this year) and we're both ardent Tasha fans, as well as my mom! I love escaping to Tudorland in her wonderful books, and am teaching my 3 and 4-year olds all about her beautiful world via their own special Tasha books. So we're 4 generations of Tasha fans!

    Best wishes from Montana!!

    ~TJ

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  151. Dear Natalie,

    I found your blog through Sue at Country Pleasures and I am so glad :) I look forward to visiting more often :)

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes, a blessing indeed :)

    Sharon

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  152. What a wonderful woman Tasha was and all that she stood for. This blog is a great way to remember Tasha on her birthday. Thank you Tasha for your wonderful illustrations and all that you have brought into my life.

    Chryl ckkaisler@comcast.net

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  153. Tasha was a great favorite of mine. Loved many of her books and illustrations. She encouraged me to embrace those sweet lovely things in life that add to it's enjoyment.

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  154. Our ice cream freezer just fell apart like the one horse shay after many years of service. It would be great to have a new one that makes us think of Tasha Tudor. She has been a gentle inspiration for me for many years. Thank you. joycemoore54@gmail.com

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  155. I love Tasha's illustrations! What fun it would be to have her cookbook - please enter me in the drawing!
    jandrex@juno.com

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  156. Oh my, I no longer blog but I receive your e-newsletters still. My daughter and I love Tasha, she has been an inspiration to our simple way of life for many years. thank you for keeping her spirit alive.

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  157. My cousin and I followed Tasha for many years and now that both of them have passed away, I carry on our traditions in their memory. My cousin would have enjoyed so much participating in Tasha's museum and was looking forward to visiting it before she died. Every time I think of Tasha, I think of Nancy. Rest In Peace both of you. Carol at adriance@mhcable.com

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  158. Oh what JOY! This is truly a wonderful way to honor Tasha Tudor, she inspires me daily. I discovered Tasha Tudor in a Victoria magazine many years ago. I adored her from the moment I began to read about Corgi Cottage and all the marvelous happenings that go on there. I can remember being asked as a young girl who my hero was. I could never quite answer that question. If asked today who is my hero, without hesitation I would answer Tasha Tudor. Blessings to all.... bjpoth@comcast.net

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  159. I follow on my blog...www.hillsidecottage.blogspot.com

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  160. 2nd entry! seamstresslady@yahoo.com

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  161. I have been a reader of Tasha Tudor books for years, every one is beautiful and special. She is dearly missed but her wonderful works will always be enjoyed my our family.
    Thank you so much!

    Anp1215@gmail.com

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  162. Oh, how fun. Please enter me in the contest too...

    Laura_Hennessy@yahoo.com

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  163. What a wonderful way to celebrate such a beloved woman, by passing on some of her wisdom. Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm now following this blog too.
    Thank you,
    Tiff
    tcupps @ gmail.com

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  164. When my children (all grown) were little I used to say that they had Tasha Tudor faces because they looked like the children in Tasha's illustrations. Throughout my life I have often thought of Tasha as I experienced the many wonderful moments of being a mom: kids, artwork, animals, love, holidays, laughter ... I am thankful I had a grandmother who was patient enough to hold me on her lap and read me Tasha's books. Her beautiful illustrations and intricate borders left a lasting impression on me. Thank you for honoring her precious spirit through your website.

    Nancy Witmer
    nwitmer@frostburg.edu

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  165. It's because of Tasha Tudor that I have corgis today. We have numerous books of hers, and her videos, which are wonderful and real treasures. I watch them each Christmas.
    How lovely to celebrate her birthday this way.

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  166. How special! What a wonderful way to celebrate! Thank you! ♥

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  167. I am a new follower! Thanks so much for such a fun giveaway! Let's celebrate! ♥

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  168. Loved Tasha and all she stood for. Keep her memory alive.

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  169. Have a wonderful celebration, remembering a wonderful person. ogbeachgirl@gmail.com

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  170. I ♥LOVE♥ Tasha Tudor's books! What a wonderful lady she was!!
    Thank you so much for this blog. I am a follower and will be back to read more, looks so interesting :)
    I would love to have 2 chances in your giveaway.
    Thank you sooo much for the FUN!! :)
    Cathy♥♥
    catherine.j.mcnabb@gmail.com

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  171. What a special thing to do. I have always celebrated her birthday, as I was born the day after hers!! It has always been fun to incorporate things from Tasha's life into my birthday each year!!

    I am a follower and I love the blog!
    mrsloisannjones@aol.com

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  172. Have most of Tasha's books and been a follower for years. When I need a reminder of living a simple life I watch Take Joy and Take Peace.
    sharic2624@aol.com

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  173. Please enter me in the giveaway contest. I have always wanted to learn to make my own ice cream!
    Thank you for keeping the day in honor of my most favorite illustrator!
    Jennifer Highsmith
    jhighsmith@rocketmail.com

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  174. I remember a neighbor making homemade ice cream when I was a child and how I LOVED to be invited over to have some. It was the best!!! Our daughter-in-law now will make it at times when they stay with us at our little log cabin near MT. Rainer and what a treat that is. I like ANYTHING to do with Tasha and would love to have an old fashion ice cream maker like hers or any of the other prizes, so please enter me in your contest. THANK YOU!!! Solbakken84@gmail.com A Tudor fan forever, Joyce P.S. The moon will be quite full on Tasha's birthday this year-----so beautiful--------- just like her life was.

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  175. Oh, I am so happy I found your blog! I love, Tasha Tudor. What a wonderful giveaway. The cake looks Scrumptious!!!
    Debbie

    my email is: mangosahm@hotmail.com

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  176. Although I've been a "follower" of Tasha's books forever, I've just now become a blog follower too! We LOVE homemade ice cream at my home, just had a slice of peach pie with a scoop of vanilla and the tea is brewing as I type! My email (you'll need to close the gaps: playdoll2 @ gmail.com)

    Best,
    Ann in NC >^..^<

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  177. I would love, love, love to win this!!! Tasha's birthday and mine are very close! :) I just adore her and would love to win the cookbook...*and* the icecream maker! Nothing better than homemade icecream! :) Thank you for the chance!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  178. I am also a blog follower!!! :o)

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  179. I have been a fan of Tasha for many years. I also love homemade ice cream! It does take a while to make but it is worth the wait. I will take some time to remember with fondness Tasha on the 28th.

    LorindaCavanagh@MSN.com

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  180. We will be celebrating here, it's my daughter Harper's birthday as well, an extra special day. We'll will be thinking of Tasha.
    Thank you.
    lindawood13@gmail.com

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  181. I fondly recall making ice cream with an old-fashioned hand-crank ice cream maker as a child. It is so much fun and quite magical!

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  182. Happiest memories of Tasha are wished for you on the 28th of August.

    Sandra

    devoesl@gmail.com

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  183. Tasha's garden and home have always been an inspiration to me....thank you for keeping her memory alive and sharing your stories with us.

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  184. I have never bloged before. My comment is regarding the flower "pinks". They always make me think of Tasha. I saw pictures of her's in her garden many years ago and started planting them in my garden. Each year I replace ones that died and add more. I can see why she enjoyed them. I will pick a bunch for her Birthday. LGrube76@verizon.net

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  185. I've long been an admirer of Tasha and her lifestyle. I've collected books for years that have a reference to her. Thank you for all you do for keeping her memory alive.
    Ann McG
    2annmcg@cox.net

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  186. Hello-- I'm a follower and have been loving Tasha's work for a long time. I am so sad for you that she is gone, but so glad that she lived and has left all of us such a wonderful legacy of work.

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  187. We love Tasha Tudor's artwork...the children and corgis are so cute :)

    My sisters and I look forward to reading her books to our children someday!

    P.S. Annnd we love ice cream :)

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  188. Here is our email: fringeinfocus@gmail.com

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  189. Tasha was an inspiration to many people. She seemed to be be such a gentle soul who loved family, her gardens, and just life in general. I'm sure you must all miss her very much, as all of her fans do. Have a special celebration!

    fiberlooney@yahoo.com

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  190. We will be celebrating at our house with homemade ice cream and treats for the corgis. We will be thinking of all of you Tudors on Tasha's special day!
    Catherine
    CTM2059@aol.com

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  191. This is such a neat idea to remember.

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  192. Happy Birthday, Tasha!

    Please take care of my Lady Mead up there in Corgi Heaven!

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  193. Happy Birthday Tasha! You've been an inspiration to me. I'm sorry that you left this world before I could meet you. But if I make it to heaven I plan to give you a hug if you let me. I tried to capture you in the painting I did of you that hangs I'm told "in the office". I'm glad you saw it. You have left a rich legacy and a wonderful family. God bless you and may your garden bloom forever without weeds.
    Love, Evelyn

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