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, June 29, 2011

Rocking Out at Camp

So far we are having a great time at music, art & dance camp.

We made dream catchers with yellow yarn.

I like being with the other campers.

We have a good time making art together.

Then it's time for some music.

We created a drum circle.

Today we were using scarves to feel the rhythm.

Then we were being silly and put them on our heads.

That's when I decided I was getting married:)

I was sitting pretty quiet for a while. Then all of a sudden I just let it rip and started to bust a move.

I was showing all my best ones too.

You know, my dance moves.  Everyone was cheering me on. It was exhausting.

Good thing it was time to sit down and work on our musical passports.

I love being with Bonnie. She is so much fun.  And this year we have even more camp staff.

Meet Kellie, Bonnie and Amanda.  You will never guess what happened on the first day. My mom dropped me off and talked to Kellie. After she left she thought Kellie reminded her of someone else we know...

...Kristen. My very favorite teacher from Cevec. I had her for two years. She directed the jewelry making program that I loved. Guess what?  Kellie and Kristen are sisters.  How cool is that!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My Very Own Transformer

OMG!!! Look at this thing in my driveway.

I don't know what it is, but I have to go to work.

Home for lunch. Now look. It is in the front yard. The thing looks like those Transformers my brothers used to play with.

Good thing it's not sitting on TJ's flowers. He would not be happy about that after all the work he did planting them:)  My mom says this is our new lawn sculpture.  Does that mean it is going to stay here?

Monday, June 20, 2011

We Are the World

Just learned there are still a few openings in the summer music therapy camp Sarah attends each summer. It is the week of June 27 thru July 1st. It is located in Willoughby, Ohio an eastern suburb of Cleveland and is geared toward teens and young adults. The theme this year is...

If you are interested, please call Bonnie or one of the therapists listed. I just had a brain storm after reading a friend's facebook status. Next year we should open this up for an "exchange student" to come live with us for the week and attend camp with Sarah. Other musical students get to do that, why not our young adults?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

to the BEST dad in the WORLD!!!

 He's #1. Yea!!!

He showers me in kisses:)

He makes me laugh.  

He makes me feel so special. I LOVE you dad!!!!! Happy Father's Day:)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Furry Newborn In the Store

Today I had a visitor at the store. The youngest one yet.  She is only three weeks old.

She arrived in a basket.

Then she got down on the floor for a little bit. She is so tiny. She is just starting to walk.

I liked watching her. She cries a lot. I think that means she is hungry.

Her name is Zipper.  Her mommy can't be found. So our friend Bonnie is raising her.

Bonnie has to fed Zipper with this little tiny baby bottle. Inside is kitty formula. I was thinking about trying it. No...not the milk, feeding Zipper:)

So I started to pet her so she would know who I was. But guess what happened?  All of a sudden my airway started closing. I started coughing. My neck started to get scratchy and then my lungs started to tighten. And I had to go upstairs. Good thing my mom keeps an emergency inhaler in the store. I needed it four times before I could start breathing again. I had to do my relaxation exercises too. And drink water. Ugh!!! Sorry Zipper. I guess we can't be best friends after all.  

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Be Safe Dave

When I was in Utah, I went to Kristen's house. I met her sister Kim. She is so sweet. And I got to meet her husband Dave.  They got married last summer. They moved their wedding up so Kristen could be there.  That was so nice.

When we were visiting, Dave was telling us about going somewhere with his Army unit.  He left today. Polly wrote about it on her blog.

Dave and Kim. They are so cute together.

Please pray for Dave and his unit while they are sacrificing for our freedom. I'm going to work on a box to send him if we can find out his address. Right now it is top secret.  Be safe Dave.