Saturday, September 11, 2010

September is National Sewing Month

I have been sewing up a storm lately.

No time to read anything other than patterns,

so no book review this week.

No time to set a pretty table either.

Here is a sneak peak at what I've been working on


I'll save them for another day.


  1. Oh my - love that Halloween fabric! I "sew" wish the sewing gene that my mother has in spades had passed to me. What lovely things you are making for your sweet granddaughter.

  2. Rett, you should enter that applique whatever it is Christmas project here:

  3. Rett, you are amazing. I'll be eager to see these new projects, you tease. I'm busy in the garden again. It's finally a bit cooler here so I can be outside. So much to do again. LOL
    Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend! ~ Sarah

  4. By the looks of the sneak peek, you sure have been busy. Looks like you have some cute things for the upcoming seasons.

    I am a beginner at sewing. I bought a couple of simple things for the Summer, but did not get to them, so who knows if they will fit my girls next year.

    All the Best,


  5. Can't wait to see the Halloween thing you showed us! I will have to go over and sign up for the give away. I love some little girl dresses! Since it is National Sewing Month, I should learn how to sew a button on!! Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

  6. Rett, you are amazing!...and inspiring. I have gone as far as organizing my sewing space, but since it's in the guest room all projects are on hold until our Danish company departs. I can't wait to see what you're working on!

  7. What a tease you are, Rett! Your secrets look so pretty! You are thinking Cmas already. That is good. Before you know it we will be crazed rushing around!
    Off to check out your friend!

  8. These are so adorable, Rett, soooo cute. Too bad I only have 1 granddaughter and she is too old for them....Christine

  9. Oh SOME DAY I hope to have little (grand) daughters to buy dresses for again, especially with little matching doll dresses. I'm going to go to that site just to remember for a pair of minutes.

  10. I really think your middle name is "Talent". You have so much of it. Darling, sweet dresses. Your Caroline is the best dressed little girl.
    I can sew a little, but I will have to learn when the granddaughters start coming.
    I always love to visit, dear friend!

  11. Hi there, Ms. Rett! I didn't see a Tablescape Thursday link for you this week, so I thought I'd better stop by to check on you. I see you're very busy with some of your other creative pursuits. It's fun to see what you've been up to -- always impressive!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Warmest regards,

  12. Looks like you are very busy! Those sewing projects look really great!


  13. I can't wait to see more of your sewing projects, Rett. You create the most beautiful things for lucky little Caroline and your workmanship is exquisite.

    What a giveaway! Somebody is going to be overjoyed to win a hand smocked dress.

  14. Such darling dresses that both you and Laura made! I wish I had a grand daughter....maybe soon! ;)

    To answer your questions Rett, yes we did visit Beringer in Napa and we had a gourmet lunch on the Wine Train :) Of course I'll be blogging about both! I've been having fun reliving it all on my blog. I want to go back ASAP was so much fun!

  15. Good morning, Rett! I'm your newest follower stopping over to say "thank you" for visiting my blog and leaving such an endearing note about my home and Fall decor!! You are one talented lady ... your home is beautiful. I love your Labor Day tablescape (the polka dot plates are too cute) and can only imagine how drool-worthy your Fall table settings and other decor will be. I look forward to tagging along. Again, thanks for your kind note ... have a great day, Becca

  16. Looks like you have been busy, busy at the sewing machine. Love the little dress with the cherries. As soon as the garden is put to bed I hope to start sewing.

  17. Oh Rett!! I love your new header pics with your seet grand babies...Hope you have a GREAT week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  18. It looks like you have been busy!
    I can't wait to see the finished products.

    Enjoyed visiting,

    White Spray Paint

  19. HI RETT!!
    I will HOP right over and tell her I saw it on your blog!!!I would LOVE to win that!!!
    And I LOVE what you are previewing as well!!!That Christmas Quilt or tree skirt--oh that looks divine!!And the dresses are both so cute!!I need a Sewing machine and some patience!!!
    You always have the MOST Awesome things on your BLOG and you inspire me every time I pop in here!!!
    I sometimes wish I had your phone number, I can just hear your sweet voice and I wish I had called you or read your post about Sugar coatings before I gave it to them Sugar free, it is a cousin of mine's 27 year old daughter that created all this family drama this time, and I stood up for my nephew's wife, who this very mean girl called a Transvestite, one of the MEANEST CRUELEST things to say to such a darling good christian girl, whom she has never met, just saw in pictures. OH I will go into the entire story one day, for now I need to heal from all of this.
    But time does make people realize I had a right to say the things I said, but at first they (all of them live in Indiana--my fmaily are scattered) thought mI should have just let it go. Sorry NO.
    Oh well, I said it and I am not sorry, just sorry my dear cousin is still mad at me and does not recognize that her daughter is a bully, she probably does know it but will not ever admit to it.
    OK, see why I was so upset???
    but there is alot more!!
    That is it
    I hope you have a Great Wednesday, for me it shall be, as I am so grateful for so many things, and I have Miss C on Wed. for 1/2 the day!!
    SO I think we may paint tomorrow, helps her with her colors!!
    hugs sweetie,


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