Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas Presents and Whatnot

Here is a picture of the first of the presents I'm making this year.

We need a few gifts for parties and events and this is one such gift. I started with a pattern I purchased from the local quilt shop that I love. I tweaked the pattern a little so there isn't a bottom seam in the lining (it is lined with waterproof material). I'm really excited because this is the first year I've gotten an early start on gifts.

I really started a few weeks ago when I made this apron for my mom's birthday. She actually got it before her birthday!

Life has obviously been going too well since the not so great things are starting to roll in. Paul's car was hit while parked at one of his accounts last Wednesday. It's drivable but it's missing the driver's side mirror and the door doesn't open all the way. It will get fixed but the insurance company that's handling the claim (it was hit by someone at the business he was visiting) doesn't seem to be in any hurry. We really didn't want him driving without a mirror so he took my truck this morning. On the way to his first stop today the check engine light came on. We have an appointment on Thursday to get it looked at. Paul will have to reattach the mirror on the car somehow and drive it until we find out what's wrong with the truck. Luckily Paul is on vacation on Thursday so he has time to drive the 60 miles to the dealership to have the truck looked at. I'm really glad we purchased the extended warranty when we bought the truck!


Lisa said...

That bag is fabulous!

Morgan the (Almost) Muse said...

gah, car troubles are never fun. It snowed for the first time here today, and there were people slipping and sliding everywhere. I thought I had me a big white ford truck once. But fortunately, I did not get it. Phew!