As many people know, I'm looking for artisans, artists, and people with mad passions to do things to sell or display in the store. One of those people who stepped up to the challenge is Jayne Daily. I wrote this article to let people know what happened when she did:
During the weekdays, you are most likely to catch Daily at Bethany Home’s main campus – the local long term nursing facility in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Daily’s free time is spent on her own various hobbies, especially her main passion, sewing. One project, her one-of-a-kind Swedish aprons and bonnets, which are sold at Trollslända Toy Store in downtown Lindsborg, recently became a job. When Tina Clark , toy store owner from New York, visited Trollslända in October, Jayne landed an order for 12 aprons to be finished and sent to the Kidding Around toy store at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
Incredibly, Jayne first began sewing when she sewed her own prom dress! At that time, Jayne was in 10th grade and doing the paperwork for a food service company after school. She asked a friend that she worked with to teach her how to make the prom dress she wanted. Most beginning sewing projects look more like gunny sacks, but not Jayne’s. Jayne’s was a satin dress with a lace dress over it. “I pretty much learned everything about sewing from that dress,” she said.
Jayne has been a registered nurse for Bethany Home for 24 years. Her day is busy managing their infection control, restorative department and she assists with the MDS [state & federal paperwork.] Her work at Bethany Home makes Daily happy because she loves making sure that people are taken care of.
In her free time, in addition to sewing, Jayne and her husband Roger also enjoy cooking and baking. “We work as a team,” says Daily. This time of year is very special for them, because of the traditional holiday meals, and perhaps also because of the weather. “We met on a snowy day,” Daily reminisces.
Recently Daily took up the harp, and is taking harp lessons from local harpist RoJean Loucks. She debuted for the residents at the Bethany Home Variety Night on November 5, where she played “My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose.”
Originally from Texas, Daily attended several schools in the South before moving to Kansas to raise a family. After residing in Lindsborg for 27 years, she says that she would not want to live anywhere else.
Whenever you get a chance, you can ask Daily about her job, her family, and her latest orders for sewing projects. Feel free to come into Trollslända Toy Store at 112 N. Main, across from the Old Grind, to check out her beautiful costume aprons.
So there you go... if you have some skill for the store, please come in and see me - through Trollslända, YOU may hit the big time and be famous in New York City!