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.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

CEVEC Graduation

Very early this morning my dad dropped my off at CEVEC. I had not been there for awhile because I have been working at the fabric store. It was good to see my friends. We spent most of the day rehearsing.  Then TJ picked me up and took me home so I could take a nap. 

When I woke up, there was a surprise waiting for me.

Hmm...I wonder what would happen if I gave it the 'ole...

...punch one, two, three.  After a short round of boxing practice, my mom said it was time to get dressed. 

All the girls received a flower to wear with a pink ribbon.

This is my friend Brittany. We have known each other for a really long time. We were born just one week apart back in August 1989.   

These are my friends Brittany and Courtney. They are twins.  But I can always tell them apart.

Grandma and Grandpa surprised me.  I did not know they were coming.

This is Mrs. Rose. She was my teacher at the apartment.

Here we come. Pomp and Circumstances played over and over again. Everyone stood up once we were all at our seats.

Here is my friend Brittany again. She gave a speech. She did a good job.

I sat in the front row. Yikes, that meant I had to be on my best behavior.

Coming out in the audience to give my mom a flower.

Time for our row to stand up.  Soon I heard, "Sarah Ely. Employed at JEllen's house of fabric." Haaa, that was my cue to move.

And so I moved really fast. "Hello Mr. Ross," I said before shaking his hand.

Darn. This hat won't stay on my head.  Good thing it is almost the end.

It's over. My friend Richard came up to see me before we left the stage.

Here I am with my friend Anthony.

Time for a few group shots. TJ and Julie are here. No Matt though. He is in Washington DC with his class from school.

And now one with mom in it.  Usually she is the one taking pictures. Thanks Julie.

We all got a present from the principal, Mrs. Schwartz. I wonder what it is?

Nice. It is a personal grooming case.  That will come in handy.

This is John Kabat.  He has been so good to me. He always makes sure I have what I need to succeed. Thank you. He is retiring at the end of the year. Good luck Mr. Kabat.

OMG!!!!!!!!!! It's Mr. K.  I was really mad at him earlier today. But I can't stay mad at him forever. 

We are going to be best friends for life. I am so happy now.

Mrs. Henschel and me. She has been my teacher for the last two years.  This year she came to visit me at the store.

My friends. Damon and the guys. 

Once we got home, I could hardly walk. My dad had to help me in the house I was so tired.

Time for a cookie. A big chocolate chip cookie with milk. Then it is bedtime. 

First, I have a card to open.  Oh YES!!! Target cards.  Thank you Grandma & Grandpa. You're the best:)

Welp, that's a wrap. Graduation Class of 2011 comes to an end.  Now I really have to get to bed because I have to go to work in the morning.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You're Invited

Here's a sneaky peak...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Take Two

Looks like Thursday, May 12, 2011 will go down in blogger history as a day they wish to not remember. We have been patiently waiting for our missing posts to reapper. No such luck. Oddly enough the posts on our other two blogs were eventually perfectly restored, but not this one.  Boo Blogger Hoo.  We are working to recreate the original posts, but for now we are frantically updating the store blog from quilt market. You can follow current posts at:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Morning Surprise

When we landed in Utah, it was really dark. When we woke up, I went over to the window and saw mountains!!!

They are everywhere.

I've never seen mountains before.

I had to call my dad to tell him. He was eating lunch at home. How weird is that when it is only 10:00 here. I am having a hard time understanding this time thing.

Good thing we made this chart so we know where we are going.  Ok see ya. I have to get dressed, we are meeting some friends at the mall soon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Planes with Surprises

We are off to Utah. I was a little surprised at first because my mom was going down a different road.

That is because we left from the Akron/Canton airport. It is smaller than Cleveland. I really liked it a lot. We brought my transport chair so I would not be too tired.

And we brought the bucket, just in case. We had to land in Denver.

They had a cart waiting for me to take us to the next gate. That was a surprise.

The cart was moving so fast my hair was blowing in the wind. I was waving to people like I was in a parade. That made my mom laugh.  She took some video.

Check this out. While we were waiting for the next flight, my mom showed me the pictures. That was a surprise.

We were on Frontier Airlines. Do you know they have television on the plane. I watched the Disney Channel and they make chocolate chip cookies. They were warm. I loved them. That was a surprise too.

All of a sudden the pilot came on and said welcome to Salt Lake City. That flight was so short.

And then the greatest surprise of all.  Polly was waiting for us with a big sign. I really liked that. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Final UTAH Details

This is it. We just printed the boarding pass!!! Ok here are the meet up details. There is never going to be a time we can get everyone together plus it is suppose to rain all day. So we have come up with a menu.  You can come to all the events or pick and choose to your liking. If you can, give us an idea of your plans so we can keep a look out for you.  My cell is two one six, seven eight zero, five nine one six. (sorry had to do it that way for hackers).  Can't wait to see everybody!!!!

Tuesday, May 10

11:30 - 1:00
Meet for lunch in the food court on level 2A

1:30 - 3:00
Meet in the lower level playarea

South Towne Center is located at 10450 South State Street, Sandy, Utah

4:30 - 6:30
Happy hour or dinner...your choice

Friday's is located at: 130 W. & 10600 South Sandy, Utah

7:00 - 8:00
Poolside Fun at our hotel
bring your swimsuits

Courtyard by Marriott is located at: 10701 S. Holiday Park Drive, Sandy, Utah 

Wednesday, May 11

3:30 - 4:30
Join us at the Material Girls Quilts
a fun shop we have been following for a long time
we can't wait to see it in person
and meet Nadine, the owner 
Material Girls Quilts located at: 1645 West Town Center Dr. #4 South Jordan, Utah

5:00 - 7:00
Dinner at Cafe Rio
which comes highly recommended by our Utah friends

Cafe Rio is located at: 1664 West Town Center Drive South Jordan, Utah