Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Oh calaminty calaminty! Woe is me.

I've dropped my precious camera! We took it into the SAV at Auchan yesterday who said (with a lovely smile) that it is cheaper to get a new one than get this one repaired (I promptly burst into tears). So I am sitting here trying to get some sense out of HP Support, in both English and French. This is one of the last photos I took with it before the dreadful event. I have quilted the middle three rows (click here for a photo of the quilt in its entirety) and have a few more names to add before doing the top and the bottom lines. I am stitching the ditch of every single seam which is taking an age, but at least my stitching is getting better. Then some big Fantabulous Fans I think for the border, some black binding (do you think black will work or should I do something a bit more jazzy?) et voila! I wasn't too happy with the material I bought for Tamzin's wedding quilt. It just doesn't feel right. So I ventured into a QS on Friday and, oh my goodness, fell in love with the most gorgeous Tamzin type material and matching thread. Et maintenant le appareil photo numérique est en panne! So you will have to wait to see what transpires. More as and when, but from now on the posts will be photoless (sob).

8 comments:

Lily said...

Oh no!! And hearing that it's cheaper to replace than repair is not what you want to hear! Bugger bugger!

Great work on the quilting! And better that you found some fabric you are really happy with too.

And thanks for the info on Madeleine. Oh my god that poor family.

joyce said...

So sorry to hear about your camera. Bad for you and bad for us bloggers who look forward to your photos. Hopefully, you can get another one at a reasonable price. Prices on cameras have dropped a lot here so hopefully it's the same over there.

Patti said...

Oh dear, Clare - I'm so very sorry to hear about your camera! We bloggers with digitals have gotten so we can't live without them. I sure hope you can get a new one quickly, as we'll miss your wonderful photos otherwise. This quilt is looking marvelous. I'd go with black binding - black and red is one of my favorite combinations.

Melzie said...

OH NO bless your heart! I hope you get better news than youre thinking on it xoxo melzie

Sue in western WA said...

Oh so sorry about the camera! I do hope you can get it repaired or replaced without too much trouble or expense. What a bother!

Tonya R said...

sorry about the camera - that does hurt. the quilt looks great tho and think how much you'll have accomplished by the time we see it again.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

What a disaster. A little bit of plastic broke off my camera recently, which is the catch that holds the batteries in. So far they are staying in as there is an outer catch, but I will not be surprised if that folds under the pressure. It would be lovely to have a flash new camera, but sadly I don't know who would be paying for it! I hope you get yours going again. Fingers crossed.

atet said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry about your camera. I know I've come to depend on mine and can't imagine it getting broken! Or going back to film. Hope you can get a new one at a reasonable price!