Monday, January 6, 2014

Party Banners and Alzheimer's

Nancy Paterni

One of our wonderful Consultants, Nancy Paterni, from Houston, TX recently had her mother-in-law stay with her and her family for the holidays.  We realize that many of us do that, but Nancy's situation was a little different. You see, Nancy's mother-in-law suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.  Nancy was a little nervous about this because she wanted to make sure that her stay was as pleasant as possible and that she came up with ideas of things for them to do together.

After much thought, Nancy realized that many of the My Lazy Daisy kits she had made and was planning to make in the future would be ideal to do with her mother-in-law.

This month's Flavor of the Month at My Lazy Daisy is Passion Parfait and is a collection of pinks, reds and whites. One of the Passion Parfait kits that is available in January is the Party Banner - Be Mine.  Since one of the perks that our Consultants get is that they can order Flavor of the Month kits the month ahead of time, Nancy ordered it. She also ordered ALL of our other Party Banner Kits (Spooky, Freedom, Celebrate and Believe) to do with her.  Guess what! They were a hit!  Her mother-in-law was able to do these quick and easy (and of course, BEAUTIFUL) kits with Nancy and they enjoyed their time together immensely.

Nancy said they altered a few of the colors on a banner or two so that they would match her mother-in-law's kitchen a little better, and had fun adding some personality of their own to the banners. For instance, on the "Spooky" banner, they added some googly eyes and her mother-in-law got a kick out of that!
Party Banner - Be Mine (only available in Janaury)

Party Banner - Spooky

As we mentioned earlier, Nancy was a little nervous about this visit, but it turned out to be delightful...thanks in part to the fun My Lazy Daisy banner kits.  They were able to complete each one in just a short couple of hours.  In fact, Nancy's exact words to us were, "Mother-in-law thinks this is the coolest thing since bread!"

After they finished all of the banners, Nancy had her help her cut up old shirts into 5" squares to make quilts.

What a great thing that Nancy was able to use her sewing and quilting skills to help her form a special bond with her ailing mother-in-law. Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us, Nancy!

You can purchase these banners and more from Nancy's website any time ( and if you live in the Houston area and would like to have Nancy come do a party for you and your friends, her contact information is also on her site.

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