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.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Busy Week

I ended my last post telling you I had something important to do...

 
I have to make a special pillowcase for someone.


Her name is Sabrina and she won one of my pillowcases in a contest over on Michelle's blog.

 
I am going to mail it to her once it is finished. I am very carefully taking the pins out.

 
Now I am going to do the magic part where I turn it right side out. I just have to get it started...

 
and now I pull it very carefully to create this...

 
All done. I think she is going to be very surprised. She told us she likes purple and green and she likes butterflies. I had just the perfect fabric!  Ok now I have to write a note and get it in the mail.

 
and here it is on Sabrina's bed!! You can read her post about it here.

 
So my mom comes running upstairs and tells me to come down because there is an iguana in the store. "A what?" I asked.  OMG!! What is this creature doing in my store? We are not a pet store you know. And what is it doing sitting on top of the quilt that I made?  Oh then they tell me it is not real. Just pretend. I just shook my head.

 
It was time to go home. I already had my coat on but then I decided I had to get one more thing done. I love to put labels on our patterns.

 
I did all 50 in like 10 minutes.  Then I went home.
 

 
Shhh...don't tell my mom but I got tickets to Disney on Ice for her birthday. She is going to love it.  She thinks Brave is like her very own Princess because they have matching hair.   
 
 
It is Monday and we are at the store today. But I have to wait outside because they are cleaning the carpet. It gets so dirty.  Then we have a bunch of things to do. My mom calls it Random Acts of Kindness.

 
The first one is here.  I know what you are thinking. It looks like we are at Sonic doesn't it? 

 
We are!! I think this is going to be really good.

 
Do you see that guy behind me?  He is bringing us our food. and then we said "Merry Christmas" and gave him a really HUGE tip. He loved it. He had a really big smile on his face and just kept saying thank you, thank you, thank you.  

 
Next I am going in here. I know a little boy who wants a Hallmark ornament for Christmas.

 
I had a really hard time deciding but I think I will get this one because it plays music.

 
Oh my gosh. I left crumbs on my seat. I better get them out before my mom sees the mess in her new car:)

 
Now I have another surprise.  We are out in Chesterland.  That is in Geauga County.

 
There is a new quilt store here. So we are bringing them a little treat.

 
This is Marty.  She owns this store. It is called the Quilted Thimble.

 
Now I have to get busy. We are about to make a huge pillowcase delivery to the Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals.

 
We have over 250 pillowcases. They all have to be washed in special detergent and then pressed, folded and stuffed in these bags. Then we have a special card that goes into them that talks about me and Kristen Kirton.

 
Matt and his girlfriend Jessica and her mom have been helping us to get them all ready.
 
 
Guess what? We are about to have our 10,000th transaction at the quilt shop and we decided to give that person a gift certificate.

 
SURPRISE!!! This is Mary. She is so excited to get this.  That was a great week.  I love doing special things. 

4 comments:

Adelaide Dupont said...

A busy week!

Saw a bit of the iguana's antics on your Mum's blog, Sarah.

Turning out a pillowcase is magic. Hope Sabrina is enjoying it - on the bed it looked well treated and the pillow was full.

That flounce on the right was fantastic!

Great order to the Seidman Cancer Centre.

And the other random act of kindness with the Hallmark ornament. (Ornament is a tricky word, so I think about it when I write it. Happily it did not have a red line).

Ah, the Quilted Thimble in Geauga County. Marty's shop is well-appointed and the displays are good on the walls and in the front window.

Congratulations to Mary.

Kristen's mom said...

You two continue to amaze me!

Sabrina said...

Hi Sarah! I adore my pillowcase that you made for me! As you can see from the photo I shared with you, it matches my room perfectly! Thank you so much for making it for me. <3

I like your Random Acts of Kindness. You and your mom are so sweet to do little things for people that will make them smile. It's important in this world to do things like that. :)

Cindy said...

Awesome week Sarah! You and your mom have such caring hearts and it makes me happy to see you helping others.