Tasha Tudor died last week at the age of 92. She was a fascinating woman--she often said that she was the reincarnation of a sea captain's wife who lived from 1800 to 1840 or 1842, and she lived her life as if she lived during that time period. According to the International Herald Tribune, "She wore kerchiefs, hand-knitted sweaters, fitted bodices and flowing skirts, and often went barefoot. She reared her four children in a home without electricity or running water until her youngest turned 5. She raised her own farm animals; turned flax she had grown into clothing; and lived by homespun wisdom: Sow root crops on a waning moon, above-ground plants on a waxing one." "She told The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk in 1996 that it was her intention to go straight back to the 1830s after her death."
She was also a brilliant illustrator, as you can see in any of her many books.
Check out her book of Heirloom Crafts sometime. You will be impressed.