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, September 28, 2011

Seventy Six is a Magic Number

76. Seventy six. SEVENTY SIX days. That's how long it took for the Mission iPossible team to...

reach their goal of getting iPads into the hands of the children promised them. And no matter how you celebrate. That is worth a 76 trombone salute!!! Please go leave Ken, Heather and the whole Mission iPossible team some much deserved praise!!!!!!!  And then take a look at the photos coming in. Just look at the smiles and the twinkle in the eyes of the kiddos.  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Kuddos and High Fives

to my bff Lisa. Look at her. Doesn't she look great. She just ran in her very first marathon ever for Team OutRun Diabetes. She has been working very hard to do this.  Yea Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Ruff, ruff.  Who let the dogs out?  Hey how about my Brownies??!!!!!

Cleveland Browns ~ 17
Miami Dolphins ~ 16

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Quilts and Reece's Rainbow

How grateful we are to have another story on an international website.  This one is on Quilts, Inc. That's the group that hosts the big quilt convention that I went to last May in Salt Lake City and Polly, Kristen's mom went with us. You can read the story here.  It talks about my quilt project for the kiddos coming home through Reece's Rainbow. So I thought I would show you what I do.

This is really the last part of making the quilt. I have to put the binding on.

I very carefully pin it.

I have to make sure the edges match up perfectly.  Then I sew it on the machine.

Next I write a little note.

All done.  This one is going to Kirill.  We were praying for him. His adoption took a little extra time because the judge first said no.  But his family did not give up and appealed the decision and then they got to go back to Russia to bring him home. You can read about the journey on their blog.

Oh wait, I think I will add a smiley face.  I sure hope he likes it.  I picked one with cute dogs and cats on it.  The fabric is call Max & Whiskers by Basic Grey for Moda.

Guess what?

Kirill loves it!!!!

We sent two pillow cases. One for Kirill and one for his brother. Are they so cute:) The pillowcases we make in memory of Kristen Ann Kirton.  One more happy day!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Eating Crayons

Twenty Years Ago...

Lisa is here. It must be afternoon.  She would come watch us after she got out of school so my dad could get some work done.  When she wasn't here, I could get into a little trouble.  Like...

coloring on the kitchen floor...

and eating crayons. Yuk!!!  Silly me:)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Visitors From Afar

We have had some rocking visitors come to see me in the store recently.  First was Michelle.

Oh my gosh. She was so nice.  She lives in Gilbertsville, New York but her parents live not too far from the store. When she read our story in the quilting magazine and saw our address on Mayfield, she recognized that road as the exit she gets off the freeway when she comes to visit them.  She came to see me twice before she left to go back home. She had no way of knowing this, but it turns out my mom used to spend her summers in the Village of Sidney, just a short distance from where Michelle lives.  She is going to come back to see us again. 
And then I met Betty.  You will never believe where she is from.

Scotland.  Like Scotland.  The country way over on the other side of the spinner ball.  That's the globe.  She has been following our blogs too.  How cool is this!!!  She came with her friends.

Hi Robina, Betty and Pat

Pat lives in West Salem, Ohio.  I know just where that is because it is where I get off the freeway to ride the train at the outlet mall with my grandpa.  One day I am going to go visit Pat.  She is a hoot. A hooty, hoot, hoot:)  I don't think I will be able to go visit Robina and Betty though. They live too far away. So I will just wave to them~~~~~~~~~~~~~:)

Thank you visitors.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget

To believe
in the promise of a better tomorrow,
and stand united in our efforts
to give a peaceful nation
to our children...
To honor
each other's differences
and cherish the richness of our history,
even as it continues to unfold
from sea to shining sea
To love
deeply our friends and family,
day by day,
and never take for granted
the privilege of calling ourselves American.
Matt, Sarah & TJ ~ September 2001

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Got Netflix?

"Sarah, Is that you? What are you doing down here so late?"

"Nothing Mom."

"What are you watching Sarah?"

"Nothing Mom."

"What is in your hand Sarah?"

"Nothing Mom" 

"Turn the light off Mom."

"Oh my gosh Sarah. You are addicted to Netflix."

"No Mom."

"You are Sarah"

"No Mom"

"OK show me how it works..."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

OMG Brutus

What is Brutus doing... the ice freezer?  LOL!!! I think that is the Akron Zip with him.  It was really, really hot at the game.  TJ and Julie were there. They were crispy by the end.  I watched it with my dad on the television. It was much cooler that way. 

Now I have a little trivia for all you Buckeye fans.  You know the new assistant coach, Mike Vrabel?  His mom was the prinipal at my high school.  Yep. When my friend Stacy won an award for being my bestest friend, Mrs. Vrabel called us both up to the podium. Cool. Maybe I will see her at a game this year.  Go Bucks!!!