Slow Progress

Embroidery sewn by SewFearless.com, pattern by Alison Glass

Sheesh! That was a depressing post to leave hanging out on my blog. I thought I should bump it down with a little update to say Thank You So MUCH for all of your prayers and words of encouragement. I am slowly improving. I am healing well from surgery and only need pain meds on occasion, which means I have my brain back! And I am able to do things … [Read more...]

Broken

embroidery

I broke my leg. It's strange how one minute my life is full of plans for the summer and near future - swimming with the kids, sewing clothes for myself, home redecorating ideas, gardening.... - and then the next minute all those plans are shot. We were away from home for the holiday weekend visiting family, the kids in heaven running around my … [Read more...]

Stand Up Marker Pouch

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I've been obsessed with these marker pouches since I saw Lorainne pin them, and I am so happy that she figured out the details and posted a tutorial just in time for Father's Day. It calls for some truly clever and fiddly construction. Of course, my stitching is not the precise perfection that her's is, but I couldn't have been prouder to give these to … [Read more...]

Road Tripper Duffle Bag

Road Tripper Duffle - pattern by Betz White, sewn by SewFearless.com

I was one of Betz White's pattern testers for her Road Tripper Duffle Bag. It was fun being on the receiving end of a bag pattern again, especially for a designer of Betz' caliber. She has thoroughly impressed me with the clarity of her written directions, even in the "rough" edit that I worked with. Duncan was the muse for this project. He is … [Read more...]

A Quilt For Teacher

A Baby Quilt for A Teacher

Normally, I don't do much for teacher gifts -  a little potted basil with a family recipe is my go-to. However, some teachers are just so amazing and loving that you want to do a little more, and when you have the perfect charm pack in your stash, and Amazing Teacher is expecting a baby, a baby quilt nearly makes itself. Quilt Top - "School Days" by … [Read more...]

Ugly Pants

ugly pants

I suck at fitting pants, and I need help. phew. I'm glad I got that out. It is just that it is kind of awkward to admit when you made a public declaration that you were going to figure out how to do fit this year. These are my attempt at making the trouser pattern from Sandra Betzina's Pants Fitting class. It was a pants style I wasn't excited about … [Read more...]

Quilt Market

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So... I went to Quilt Market a couple weekends ago. It was held in Pittsburgh (driving distance!) and my sewing pattern business qualified me to attend as an "Industry Professional." I pretty much had to go and see what the hype was about. right? (Tula Pink) I'm not a huge quilter, and I don't own a fabric shop, and I have no plans for designing … [Read more...]

Sewing Spaces Tour

The Sew Fearless Sewing Room Tour

Christina of 2 Little Hooligans was kind enough to invite me into her Sewing Spaces blog series, and so today I have the pleasant challenge of trying to encompass everything that this room means to me in a handful of sentences and a few pretty pictures. Someone who doesn't have their own sewing space knows what a gift it would be given one, and I … [Read more...]