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Sewing weather

sewing machine and leaves

I do believe fall is the perfect time for sewing.

vintage sewing machine on a stump

vintage sewing machine on a stump

These are some sneak peek shots we took this weekend while shooting designs for the debut collection of patterns.

Sarai Mitnick


Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.



November 21, 2008 #

Gorgeous photos. I love how you put the machine and human objects in nature. The machine and the case are just beautiful. The motif on the case is just exquisite.
What kind is it? How old is it? Do you sew with it?
Thanks for sharing.


November 21, 2008 #

Hi, I just love it!You are so creative. I love the machine. Looks like the one my mother had, and my brother sold on Ebay. It’s a great idea for the website, which I will continue to visit as often as I do for Sweet Sassafras. Planning to make the scarf, as soon as I can get this old sewing machine operational.


December 19, 2012 #

Summer in Arizona is GREAT sewing time. My sewing room is part-time guest room, so It is so hot then I never get visitors and can spread out all over the place. Also I don’t need to cook heavy meals as I do in fall/winter (more time to sew) I can sit in an old pair of shorts in an air conditioned room and sew sew sew. I’m not too crazy over the heat but the good side of the coin is all that wonderful sewing time.