"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

knit clucks and Tasha's garden




These little knit squares will soon be mini knit chickens.  I made several of them to give to family this Easter but I didn't get a picture.  These little clucks are easy and fun to make.  I'll provide my loose instructions next week with photos of the finished project.  I'm reading (again) Tasha Tudor's Garden.  I've read this several times a year for many years now.  The pictures and text are beautiful and inspiring...




From Tasha Tudor's Garden by Tovah Martin
Pictures by Richard W. Brown

   Perhaps Tasha doesn't mind being marooned in early April.  But by the end of the month, she has just about lost her patience with the mud, the drizzle, and the grayness outdoors.  "Well, you know what Mark Twain said," she will grumble with a frayed edge to her voice.  "New England has nine months of winter and three months of bad sledding."  Then she'll pull on her wellies, button up several layers of wool sweaters, pin a shawl on top of it all, and march outside to peek under the mulch and clear the pine boughs away from her sprouting spring bulbs.

* This book can be purchased through Amazon by clicking the (Tasha Tudor's Garden) button on my        
   sidebar.



Joining Ginny's Yarn Along
Blessings,  Debbie
                                                                                                                                             

26 comments:

  1. can't wait to see your wee chicks! and i have always wanted to read this book - seeing the photo of her sitting there, i think i'm off to order it right now :)

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  2. I have never seen that book! I'll have to find a copy. Thanks for sharing. So nice meeting you!

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  3. Nothing better than yarn and a little reading. :) I can't wait for the instructions to your little clucks!

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  4. Love that quote in there..thats how it is here! ;D

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  5. I also like Tasha Tudor...I can't wait to see your finished mini chicks

    ~Renee

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  6. I can't wait to see those little squares turn into chicks. How fun!!
    Looks like a great book. I can see why you would read it over and over. I love books like that.

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  7. I am such a big fan of Tasha's. I do wish I could have met her in person.

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  8. Looking forward to seeing the knitted chicks! I am actively collecting every Tasha Tudor book I can, and the garden one sounds great!

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  9. Oh my mother has this book and I just curl up with it and dream. I have her on my list to get from the library, thanks so much for sharing...and I so love your work, what talent.

    Well here in Texas we have already had 90 degrees, tornadoes, hail storms, etc. and today is in the low 60's...who knows what tomorrow will hold....spring in Texas

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  10. Ilove all of Tasha's books too! found my way over from Tracey at clover-seven. I love reading your posts! Come visit sometime :)

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  11. I always used to borrow Tasha's books out of the library, she has beautiful photography. Looking forward to your knitted chicks.

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  12. I love that book, and all things Tasha Tudor :-)

    Can't wait to see your knitted "clucks"!

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  13. Laughing at the Mark Twain quote. I think similarly of Georgia and the never ending summer.

    I will be looking forward to seeing the knit chicks. They sound cute!

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  14. I have that book, and I've read it many, many times! It is inspiring, as you said.

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  15. OOh, I can't wait to see your clucks! I can knit squares... maybe this is something I could actually make! I love Tasha Tudor too!!

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  16. I'll have a look at this book, thank you. Curious to see how you chicks turn out too.
    Maa.

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  17. hello, i dropped by from spiritual sundays and enjoyed my visit to your blog. thanks for sharing! a blessed Easter season!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  18. Gee -- never heard of mini knit chickens -- so I am eager to see it -- maybe it's something I could make - I am always looking for project to knit at the beach or while traveling in the car.. Have a good day..

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  19. Can't wait to see your mini chicks.I'll have to check out this book. Reading is one of my favorite things... well, next to eating!

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  20. The yarn, the Tasha Tudor, the whole post -- lovely!

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  21. Hello Fellow Thriver, thanks for stopping by today...
    As others have said can't wait to see the chicks complete...
    ~~HUGS~~
    P.S. Don't forget to "Pay It Forward" with a kind word and smile...

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  22. Thank you for stopping by....it was beautiful...tash tudor sounds like a book I would enjoy....but, alas...I just ordered two books from amazon this week and i'm afraid that's my book allotment for awhile! I'll have to keep it on the wish list!

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  23. I enjoy Tasha Tudor a lot...can't wait to see your little chicks. Hope your Easter was full of blessings.

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  24. I love Tasha Tudor and read everything I can about her. She inspires me to be down to eart real.

    Can't wait to see those wee chickens!

    Enjoying the sunshine,
    Pamela

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  25. You have definitely got a following for seeing your knitted chicks...I look very forward to seeing them along with everyone else.

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  26. Awww, I have that book and enjoy it so much! It is one of my favorites. I'm always inspired after reading about her and how she lived.

    I look forward to seeing the little knitted chicks!

    LaTeaDah

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