My Name is Sarah

MY NAME IS SARAH. I am a quilt designer and the sewcial director of Sarah's Sewcial Lounge. I also have a business called Down Right Charming. I sell my quilts mostly on etsy and I make pillowcases to donate to patients in the hospital in memory of my friend Kristen Kirton. I am a young adult living with Down syndrome. I hope you enjoy reading about my journey.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jumping July

It's me. Sarah. I am trying to catch up. It has been a hectic summer.


We have to move our quilt shop, so my mom and I have been looking at sooooo many buildings.


This one does have freedom accessible parking. That is good.


I think we like this space. It is sorta far from our house though.


I met a new friend. She doesn't live too far from us. Once we get moved into our new space she might come sew with me.


It's the fourth of July. We hope to see some fireworks from my grandparent's driveway.


Do you see that extra chair? It is for our snacks. We have to have snacks if we are going to watch the fireworks. Right? We saw a few, but they were not too close. Next year we will go exploring.


Back to this property on Richmond Road. This is Chuck. He is going to give us a tour. This side is finished.


This side isn't. Hmm...that could be a problem.


I brought Grandma & Grandpa to see it too.


Then we had dinner at Jimmy Johns. It is right next door. We had fun.


On the 16th, we took off for Indianapolis for the National Down Syndrome Convention. You can read more about that here.


I had a rough time on the last day. I could not breath, so we came home. But now I am feeling better.


Nope not so fast. I can't breath again. So guess where I am now?


In the emergency room.  My pulse ox is 93. Not as bad as my mom thought it would be.


They took me back to a room and started checking me out. 


Then they gave me a breathing treatment with a new medicine in it.  Haaa...look at this. My mom took my picture for me on my ipad and then she took a picture of me looking at myself while I am laying here. Silly us.


"You want to do a chest x-ray? OK. I like those. 


Say what? You need to take blood? No way. I am not going to allow it. Dad...Take. Me. Home.

My mom said this is the first time in the history of me that we have come to the ER and they let us go home a few hours later. They gave us some of the new medicine to take with us. It is suppose to help dry up the asthma mucus. Plus my parents know just what to do if I am in trouble. 


A few days later, I was feeling much better. So I tried on this new dress. I am going to have my picture taken soon for my birthday.


It is pizza night at Cutters Creek.


Grandpa loves this pizza because we all get to put our own toppings on. I like cheese the best.


Grandpa does pepperoni and grandma likes mushrooms.


DRUM ROLL...Are you ready...


Surprise!! We have a new home.


With a loft.


This will soon become my sewcial lounge. How cool is that!!! 


The part down there will be where the cutting counter goes.


And this is where all the fabric will be.


Do you know where I am now?  In my little brother's man cave in the basement. I never come down here but there is a tornado warning so I had to. It is the only place to be safe. Matt did not even know it was going on because he was playing a game with his headphones on. 


Today is my Grandparent's 57th wedding anniversary.


Ahh...this is a really good picture of me with my Grandma.


My mom is here. She usually does not sit out here with us. She is too busy right now. 


Hello TJ. I am talking to my big brother on Facetime. I can see him and he can see me. Well it is time for bed. See ya later.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Today I Am Twenty-Five!!

Today is my birthday.  I am twenty-five years old.




We are at Applebee's for my birthday dinner.



My dad tells me no matter how old I am, I will always be his baby girl.



Chicken fingers for me. My favorite. 


I like to write my name on my box with my grandpa's favorite pen.



This time I added a 25 after my name.


When I was little we would always take pictures out by this big rock in our backyard.



Ahhh...me and my mom.


Time for cake.




I could hardly blow out these candles.


Finally, I did it!!


Oh do you see this pink icing. I was not too happy with that. Pink is not my color.


Matt and Jessica made it. They brought me my favorite cookies.


I love opening presents.


I have a bracelet from Aunt Mary...


and a new necklace from my friend Stacy. This is pretty cool. It is a heart made by Issie.


Do you see Marie Grace?  She is my newest American Girl doll from my grandparents. They have gotten me every single doll. And guess what? My mom is going to take me to the AG store in Columbus in the fall.


This glass block is from my other Grandparent's in Florida. 



It was a great birthday. Thank you everybody.


Haaa...look at this. I am eating my leftover chicken fingers at midnight.


And dancing to this really funny card my Auntie Bonnie and Adam, Karen & Maria got me.  OK time for bed. See ya later.

Another treat came my way.


Look how cute these cupcakes are. Thank you Catherine, Jim & Jori.