Anyone reading this who also has an affection for the late Tasha Tudor may recognize the title of this post. A few years back a dear friend introduced me to a video called Take Peace which chronicled the home and hearth of Tasha Tudor during Christmastime. I always thought the title was appropriate because every year now, I take time out of the busy-ness of the season and find some peace and serenity while watching this film. We see Tasha preparing traditional foods; chopping down her own tree from her property ; the simple and natural way in which she decorated Corgi Cottage; the many traditions she raised her own children on. It is a pleasure to peek inside her world and pine for a simpler time. And maybe, just maybe, try and bring some of that simplicity into our own hectic lives. So in honor of Tasha Tudor, and as a gift for my dear friend who introduced me to one of the best parts of my Christmas preparations (watching Take Peace with a nice cup of tea), I attempted to create something to remind us to grab a bit of peace where we can. I reluctantly share a picture, because I am not a "sewer". I have been seeing lots of felt crafts on some of the blogs and in some craft books I have, and I thought some of them looked like projects I could actually make. I experimented with felt and simple stitches because I am going to set Hannah up with her very first sewing project and I think something along these lines would be perfect for her (and my ) level of ability. Take Peace can be purchased from the Tudor family website and I believe many libraries carry it. I recommend fixing yourself a hot cup of tea one night soon and curling up on the sofa with this in the DVD player or VCR... you won't regret a minute of it! I promise!