In all our years of married life, I can't remember having to make a Home & Contents claim on an Insurance company apart from when the motor burnt out in our freezer. So, going through the process of making a damage claim when the neighbour's airborne trampoline crashed on our house has been a totally new experience.
I really had no idea how a New for Old policy worked. It seems obvious, but what happens in reality? Our experience - Only half the ceiling in the garage was wrecked, but they pulled the whole lot off and gave us a brand new ceiling and cornices. Only the new work needed painting, but they painted the whole garage, walls included.
One panel on our large patio roof was damaged, and you guessed it, on Thursday they replaced the whole roof with brand spanking new roofing! Needless to say, we are very happy with our Insurance Company!
I've been thinking about this in the light of Easter and I'm ever so thankful that God has a New for Old policy too! He's in the business of making everything new ... and it's all possible because of what Jesus accomplished in His death and resurrection. I'm very happy with God's policy too!!!
We're having a very quiet Easter without family, as they will be travelling to us in a couple of weeks. It's quiet in the sewing room too, as there is still no Bernina in sight. I had hoped it might be back with me by Easter ... sigh!
That means it's a good time to put some more of my patterns in my Craftsy Store.
Dancing in the Rain bag here:
Frou Frou Coat Hanger frocks here:
and Life is a Symphony here:
I've also drawn up a couple of new designs and have already finished one of them. Not only did it not need a sewing machine, but it was actually much easier to hand-stitch. Maybe I should think more creatively in future and make more 'non sewing machine' projects!