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, March 8, 2014

It's Me Sarah

Have you missed me? I am going to show you what I have been doing the last few months.

Meet Patrick. He is just eleven days old. One of our customers shared him with me. Before I could hold him though I told her I had to sit down in my chair so we would be safe.

I love babies so much. I like to kiss their soft little cheeks. 

Patrick has a big sister. I sensed that she was a little jealous so I asked her to come over and take a picture with us. 

Then I asked Patrick's mom to take him so Molly could sit on my lap too. Big sisters are more squirmy.

Look at this. Finally my dogs are home. All of them.

Now I will be able to sleep so much better. They have been over in storage for six months. I think they missed me.

It has been snowing so much this winter. This was my mom's car when we came to the store one morning...

And this is what it looked like when it was time to go home.  

It has been so cold too. So I have stayed in the house a lot. I have a new desk I can sit at in our new Buckeye room. It was TJ's old bedroom but he's married now so he won't be living in here. How do you like our A.J. Hawk jersey?  He played for Ohio State wearing 47. Like 47 chromosomes make up Down syndrome. I like that.

Can you believe this? On one of the coldest nights ever, the power went out. So we had no heat. I slept under so many blankets I could not move. My mom even put a hat on my head. The next morning I came down to be next to the fireplace. It still works because it is gas...

...but look at this. It is so cold in our house there is ice forming around the gas turn on switch.  The thermostat says it is 54 degrees in our house.  So cold we decided to leave and go to the store where there is power.

So I decided to start designing a new quilt.

I really like playing with these charm squares. Oh guess what? I have a bunch of new quilts for sale in my etsy store.

I am so happy today. Can you guess where I am?  


LOL! My mom and me are taking selfies. You know pictures of ourselves. There is no body around us because my mom bought tickets in a section with no people. She didn't want me to catch any flu germs that are floating around.

This is so exciting!!! Here they come....

There's Minnie!!!

I love Disney on Ice so much.  It is my very favorite thing to do.  My mom says she loves how every year I am so excited even though we've already seen this show so many times. We always come back.

Oh my goodness. I scared my mom so bad. It is like 2:30 in the morning and I decided I wanted some chocolate chip cookies and apple juice. So I snuck downstairs to get it. I was sitting in my favorite chair when she came into the room and she screamed. It was funny,

My mom and dad have been spending a lot of time helping my grandparents get their house ready. So my brothers have been entertaining me. TJ and Julie have an underground garage at their apartment so my mom just drives in to get me and I never have to go outside where it has been zero degrees for the whole month. 

Today Matt is staying with me so I made us a snack. Carrots with some vegetable dip. I love that.

My mom is teaching me how to use the cash register at the store. It is fun pushing all the buttons.  But I have to be very careful doing the credit card machine. It would not be good if I charged a customer too much.

I am back to music therapy with Miss Bonnie. Look how cute her hat and scarf are.

I love playing the drums.

This is D. J. She comes to our store to sell fabric. I get to pick out whatever I want to have in the store. I am showing her how I have my cell phone programmed with pictures.

Then I went upstairs and became really silly.

My mom thinks I have cabin fever. I said what? Is that like Beiber Fever? Oh man did you hear he got arrested again.  Bad boy. 

Now I am popping bubble wrap. Now my dad thinks I took silly pills. Nope. I did not. It's just me Sarah enjoying life.

How exciting! A box came to the store for me. What? It is full of chapstick.  That is not so exciting. But I need it so that is good.  Ok I have to go now. But first I want to show you something...

This is my new schedule. It shows when I am working and where I am having dinner and sleeping because now I have two bedrooms. It is so exciting. I stay with my grandparents now. I am going to write a big post and tell you all about that very soon.  See ya. Goodbye.


Patti said...

SARAH !!! We've missed you !!

Sabrina said...

Hi Sarah! Welcome back. Patrick and Molly are super cute! I love babies too, and little kids. I have lots of little friends at the library I work at - we let some of them help us at the desk and give them stickers and cookies. They get spoiled! :)

I love all your dogs. I have lots of stuffed pigs, but I don't have room for them all on my bed so they're in storage in my closet. I have one stuffed dog that I still sleep with (and I'm turning 35 tomorrow!) - I've had him since I was 12 and will never give him up!

Today is really warm, so I took a walk outside. But all of that snow and cold weather was horrible! We never lost power, but we got lots of snow. Yuck. I can't wait to see flowers!

Stay warm and keep having fun! I love popping bubble wrap too, and we have lots of it in the library but I'm not allowed to pop it LOL :)

Love, Sabrina

Neabear said...

Wow! You sure have been busy. No fun when it is so cold. But I am sure that later you say it is too hot! LOL! I enjoyed reading about your busy days. What fun for you!!


Cindy said...

Sarah, I've missed your posts! I've read a little about your new house from your moms facebook page but I'm really excited to read about it from you! I'm glad you are enjoying life. :)

goldenleaves said...

I love reading your blog! What is the name of your Etsy store?

SarahZ said...

How fun to see how you have been making the very most of your winter, Miss Sarah! I enjoyed this post VERY much! Hugs from a Sarah in Montana :)

Linda said...

Hi Sarah, greetings from Montreal, Canada. I just found your blog today. You are a lovely lady and I enjoyed your photos. Your header is so nice and you look beautiful.

Jess said...

Hi Sarah. Have you seen this video?:
It is people with Down Syndrome dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy." I googled to see if there were any bloggers with DS and yours showed up so, here I am. I love your blog. Keep writing! Cheers from California.