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 life journey.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Late Breaking News

We have just been alerted by two friends in Texas, how's that for the power of social media, that Sarah's story is now live on www.cleveland.com/.

Click this link to read the article. It will be in Monday's print edition of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. A huge and sincere thank you to John Campanelli for writing a wonderful article that made us all laugh, especially Sarah, until we were crying. And then we truly did cry when we read the last sentence. A grand and glorious life indeed. And heartfelt gratitude to Lynn Ischay for making Sarah's smirk sparkle. More important, for showcasing the beautiful pillowcases made in memory of Kristen Ann Kirton, who's light continues to shine all around us.

23 comments:

Yo Mamma Mamma! said...

Love it!

Looking Up said...

Loved the article. One day soon, my son & I will have to stop by for an autograph.:)

Kristen said...

Beautiful story!

stephanie said...

I just had your article emailed to me!!! I get google alerts and your story was one of them!!!!! i was so excited !!! I know that Superstar!!!!!
Beautiful interview Sarah, and mom!!!!

Shelly said...

I've already put it on Facebook and will be sharing it on my blog. So excited for you, Sarah. You're a Rock Star!!!

Emily said...

Great article AND picture! So glad they captured what an inspiration Sarah is to parents of young ones with Ds.

Ellen said...

Sarah, that was an excellent interview! You gave great responses.

Max is to ice-cream what you are to chocolate chip cookies. He had ice-cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday (we are on a vacation)!

I am off to tweet about this article.

Kristin said...

Sarah - you are so AMAZING!

Kristin said...

And no teeth :) You look great with all that colorful fabric!

Sabrina said...

Fantastic article, Sarah! I'm so proud of you! I posted the link to my Facebook page :)

Sandra said...

Hello Sarah, You probably don't remember me but I used to work with your mom. She was an excellent leader to our community and we were so sad when she left United Way. Now I know she had other things to do, and working with you is one of them. I love your story. I do not quilt but I am going to try to visit your store soon. It is wonderful to read of the very great things you are doing.

Becca said...

Great article!! I absolutely love the picture. Beautiful fabrics, gorgeous girl. :-)

RottenMom said...

I found your blog after reading your article in the Plain Dealer today.

What an inspiration you are!

I totally understand why you labeled your chocolate chip cookies!

Molly said...

Congratulations Sarah!!!!!

Lorretta Meyer said...

Hi John and Joyce:

Saw the nice article today on your Special Daughter Sarah. That was very well written and shows all the good work you have both done to bring her this far. It was good to see something nice and she is a beautiful young lady.

Good wishes to all of you.

Love, Loretta

Amy said...

Sarah & Joyce - I saw your awesome article via facebook and then found the link to Kristen's blog. Thank you so much for thinking of our little guys! You are very thoughtful - brought me to tears! We especially thank you for your prayers too!
Hugs!
Amy

debbie said...

Great Job Sarah!! Congratulations!! :o)

Amy said...

Just came across your blog today. What a great article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer!

I have a daughter with Ds - 16 y.o. - who loves Ohio. Well, she loves Sandusky and Cedar Point!

Rochelle said...

Fabulous story. You two are rockstars. We had to share this on FB! We are so thankful for your blog, it is awesome to see life from your perspective.
Congratulations!!!

Ken said...

Hi Joyce and John,

Just a quick email....what a great article (on Sarah)!!!!

Best regards to you all (and TJ)!

Ken

Ken Vinikoff
Financial Planner, Special Care Planner
Managing Partner

Heather said...

Hi Sarah! I was so excited to read this article about you! I would love to come and visit you and your Mom at your store! You will have to send me your hours! I am very proud of all of your accomplishments:-) Love, Mrs. Dodd

Amy said...

Love this! Just shared it on FB! :)

Sarah you ARE a rock star!!!

Tiffany said...

Way to go Sarah!!!