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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Girl Talk

Twenty years ago today...


Monday, January 28, 2013

A Month of Birthdays

I have to get busy. I decided to make some muffins for my big brother. 

I was going to do it all by myself.  So I got out three bowls and three kinds of muffins.  But then I had to call my mom to help because the milk was new and I can't pour it when it is so heavy.
"Hey, Dad. What are you doing?"
I really like to bake.
"Mom, Please go away." How did she know I was just about ready to eat this bite?
Haaa. I forgot to tell you why I was making the muffins.  It is my big brothers birthday.
"MOM!!! Why are all these tables empty at the store?"  
I am not feeling so well. So I have been staying home for a few days.  I am watching a movie on my iPad.
Now I am feeling better so I am back at the store.  My friend Catherine came to visit me.
But soon it was time for me to go home. Look at this. I have a new chauffeur!!
And he plays really good music. Rap. It is my little brother. He got his drivers license back in November. My mom and dad wanted him to get a little bit of practice before he drove me. Now he can.
Bye.  See ya later.  I always sit in the back seat. I like it best that way. 
My dad said to me that I have been home so long I need to get some exercise.
So I started doing leg lifts while I watched TV. LOL!!!
Oh look at this.  So much better. We are getting ready for a big pillowcase sewing day.  That is why the tables were cleared off.
OH NO.  Do you see those dark clouds rolling in.  Looks like the snow is just about to start.
"Hey Grandpa, It's me Sarah.  Happy Birthday."
I had to call my grandpa. It is his birthday today.  We decided instead of giving him a gift to send some money to Reece's Rainbow to help bring Kami home.  She was living in an orphanage in Russia.  Some bad guys did not want her to come home.  But she did.  Now my Grandpa is following her story.  He thinks she is so cute.
This was her first car ride in America.  She has a big sister named Ashley.  She has been writing letters to her on her blog about their story.  You should go read them.  Especially the story about when they went to rescue her.  Kami also now has a sister named Laura. I think they are going to be best friends.
Here I am sitting in the car at the Q in downtown Cleveland. My friend Jori is with me.  She is showing me pictures on her phone.
Do you wonder where we are? 
We are very close. In the first row actually.  That is because it is my mom's birthday.  I always bring her here every year.  Maybe this will give you a clue...
Yep, we are at Disney on Ice.  This year's show is called Rockin' Ever After.
There's Pluto in purple pants. I know my mom likes that.
Oh it's Little Mermaid. I love this one.
And now Brave.  This is a brand new one. My mom thinks Merida is her very own princess because they have matching hair.  My dad thinks so too. Because she is feisty. 
"Mom. How did that arrow make flames?"  I love the magic of Disney.  The show is over now.  I can't wait for next year.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Bad Blogger

Blogger is not being nice. I hate when it is not working. I will be back soon. I hope. Sarah.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I Love the Holidays!

It has been a busy week!

It started with my mom surprising me with some gifts that came in the mail.

LOL!! Look at this, a Buckeye gnome from my friends Bella, Joy and Shelly in Texas!!

And a beautiful book from Zoey and Heather in California.

It's the Sunday before Christmas and guess where Matt is going?  Soccer games all day long.  Not me.

I met Julie and TJ at my Grandma & Grandpa's house.

I was playing with TJ's new iphone. Grandma wanted to know what it was.

Time to open my presents.  TJ was really into this today.

Look at this...I got my very own Canon camera.  It is blue. Just like I wanted.

Then I had another package. It was so big I had to get on the floor.

It's Caroline!! Do you remember when I discovered she was born in 1812 and that is my cell phone number. Cool.

Here I am with Grandpa. He is my Santa. He always gets me just what I want.

Time for a quick family picture. I am starting to have a little trouble breathing. 

Just when we were in front of Walgreens I told me mom I did not feel so good.  She said she would get me home as soon as she could.  But if we had to we could stop in Akron at Lisa's hospital.
We made it home. We got out all my medications. And then I took a little nap because I had something important to do later. 

Here I am at Stacy's old house.  We are all her bridesmaids and we are helping her stuff the invitations to her wedding.  Good thing we did not have to stop at the hospital because Lisa wasn't even there. She is right here.

I am really good at stuffing envelopes. I do it at the office all the time.  Do you see my new camera?

When we were done we had a little talking time. Here is the groom and the bride.  The wedding is not until June though.

Look out. There is a new paparazzi in town. My mom told me I was not allowed to take pictures of anyone who did not have clothes on. hehe. How did she know I was waiting for Matt to get out of the shower?

It's Christmas eve and my mom made mashed potatoes. We were going to go to church but it is starting to snow outside and I am not feeling so good.

Now it is really snowing. My mom had to call my little  brother and ask him to come back home. He was going to drive to Canton but she did not think that was such a good idea since he has never been on the freeway in the snow before.
It's time for bed, but first I had to leave a plate for Santa.  This year it is birthday cake and ice cream with chocolate sauce.  My dad said Santa is getting tired of cookies:)
It looks like Santa came for Julie and John and Sarah and Matt and Jessica.  Hey how did Santa know our birth order?

Jessica came over on Christmas morning.

She made me the cutest little gift. It is a snowman with a hat this is really two socks.  So cute!

Yes!!! Step Up Revolution was in my stocking. I saw this in the theater with TJ and Julie. I loved it!

and Now 44!! I am set for a while. Good thing too because we are suppose to get a really bad blizzard tomorrow.
There is a lot of snow.  My mom took we over to see my sign at night.  Then we had to stop to get me some medicine because I am still not feeling good.

By Sunday I was feeling really bad. I could not get out of bed 

That night we got a lot more snow.  My mom and dad spent all morning shoveling the driveway and the street where the ambulance sits. Just in case. But that did not happen and by New Year's Eve...
I was ready to PARTY!! 

Wow that was LOUD!!

Dad, what is this?

OMG! It's Justin Bieber. He's for the little girls. OK time to count down... 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1...