Maternity Leave


I'm going to go ahead and schedule this post for my due date. If the baby has already I arrived (oh, please, oh please!), I am busy recovering. If not, I am busy feeling miserable. I will be taking a blogging break for a while to bond, rest, and enjoy my family. If you have any questions, I am still be reachable via email, but responses might be slower … [Read more...]


Carousel baby cardigan - pattern by Lisa Chemery, sewn by Sew Fearless

Two weeks to due date. I've been feeling a strong need to retreat this last week. I haven't felt like leaving the house as much, or visiting friends, or adventuring with my children. I've been touchy and emotional. During one of those grouchy moments when I was literally hiding from my children in my sewing room, I had a vision of a cat making a … [Read more...]

Slow Progress

Embroidery sewn by, 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...]



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...]

Sweet Relief


I had been running on pure adrenaline for so long that now that the figurative fire has been extinguished from under my family’s figurative butt at the beginning of December, I’ve been wandering around in a daze. You mean I have a husband on the weekends? You mean we aren’t spending every waking (and sleeping) moment worrying whether our collective … [Read more...]

The Strong Female Character

Very Shannon Sally Dress sewn by

Yesterday was Gianna's birthday and I can't believe what a beautiful and fascinating young lady she is becoming.  Yes, she is six years old, still a child, but grown up enough that I am getting a glimpse of the woman she is becoming. It brought me back to looking at these pictures of her and an article I read about "Strong Female Characters"in movies. … [Read more...]

Surviving Sewing Summit With A Baby (and maybe thriving, too)

airplane view

Or... How I Went To Sewing Summit and Didn't Buy Fabric Or... How I Went To Sewing Summit and Only Sewed Two Seams Or... How I Went To Sewing Summit and Only Took Crappy iPad Photos Was Sewing Summit really only last week? It feels like an eternity ago. I'm finally coming out of my jet-lag fog and am ready to put down some of my thoughts about the … [Read more...]

The Obligatory Google Reader Post

view from the jumpup

As you have probably heard a billion times already, Google Reader is shutting down July 1st. If you have been keeping up with Sew Fearless (or any other blogs) with that RSS reader, you need to subscribe to them some other way and soon. Here are some options for this blog: Feedly is an RSS reader just like Google Reader and it has a really simple … [Read more...]