Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Gifts continued:

For my great nephew he got hat, scarf and mitts too I hope you liked them.

All presents given

A felt bag for neice, and great neice both got crocheted hair bobbles and
bracelets, also knitted hats and mitts

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The rest of the things I made can not be shared they are all presents so I will publish them after Christmas. I am so excited this year I really do love all the hype and the atmosphere Merry Christmas and Happy New Year xxx

more christmas delights

There is something special about gnomes I think they are so cute

I love making new deco's for Christmas I try to make differnt ones each year so these are a few that I have made

my theme for Christmas this year

Penguins in my window display

Cushion for the grandchildren

There's no place like home

It's been another month gone by but still busy crafting making gifts etc and keeping up the house work,so here's a taster of what I have been up to

Sunday, 13 November 2011

what so long omg been busy

I have been so busy making Chrimbo presents and family comitments so when the camera batteries have finished charging I will post some pics pinkie promise" FlashVars="t1=the Bideau family&a=2&k=4" quality="high" wmode="transparent" width="454" height="192" name="My Family Gingerbreadmen" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="samedomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="" />">My Family from

Sunday, 11 September 2011

The end of summer approaches

As autumn starts to show with the leaves turning and the winds getting colder I have turned to my knitting again I have made dead fish hats (Ravelry) and mitts for the grandsons they were a great hit .

where have I been

Fallen Soldier
Subject: Fwd: FW: Respect and Appreciation (UNCLASSIFIED)
This Airline Pilot writes: My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. on this flight." (H.R. stands for human remains.)"Are they military?" I asked.'Yes', she said.'Is there an escort?' I asked.'Yes, I already assigned him a seat'.'Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck? You can board himearly," I saidA short while later, a young army sergeant entered the flight deck. Hewas the image of the perfectly dressed soldier. He introduced himselfand I asked him about his soldier. The escorts of these fallen soldierstalk about them as if they are still alive and still with us'My soldier is on his way back to Virginia ,' he said. He proceeded toanswer my questions, but offered no words.I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said no. Itold him that he had the toughest job in the military and that Iappreciated the work that he does for the families of our fallensoldiers. The first officer and I got up out of our seats to shake hishand. He left the flight deck to find his seat.We completed our preflight checks, pushed back and performed anuneventful departure. About 30 minutes into our flight I received a callfrom the lead flight attendant in the cabin. 'I just found out thefamily of the soldier we are carrying, is on board', she said She thenproceeded to tell me that the father, mother, wife and 2-year olddaughter were escorting their son, husband, and father home. The familywas upset because they were unable to see the container that the soldierwas in before we left. We were on our way to a major hub at which thefamily was going to wait four hours for the connecting flight home toVirginia ..The father of the soldier told the flight attendant that knowing his sonwas below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him wastoo much for him and the family to bear. He had asked the flightattendant if there was anything that could be done to allow them to seehim upon our arrival.The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door to watch the soldierbeing taken off the airplane.. I could hear the desperation in theflight attendants voice when she asked me if there was anything I coulddo. 'I'm on it, I said. I told her that I would get back to her.Airborne communication with my company normally occurs in the form ofe-mail like messages. I decided to bypass this system and contact myflight dispatcher directly on a secondary radio There is a radiooperator in the operations control center who connects you to thetelephone of the dispatcher. I was in direct contact with thedispatcher. I explained the situation I had on board with the family andwhat it was the family wanted.He said he understood and that he would get back to me.Two hours went by and I had not heard from the dispatcher. We were goingto get busy soon and I needed to know what to tell the family. I sent atext message asking for an update. I saved the return message from thedispatcher and the following is the text:'Captain, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. There is policyon this now and I had to check on a few things. Upon your arrival adedicated escort team will meet the aircraft. The team will escort thefamily to the ramp and plane side. A van will be used to load theremains with a secondary van for the family. The family will be taken totheir departure area and escorted into the terminal where the remainscan be seen on the ramp. It is a private area for the family only. Whenthe connecting aircraft arrives, the family will be escorted onto theramp and plane side to watch the remains being loaded for the final leghome.Captain, most of us here in flight control are veterans. Please pass ourcondolences on to the family. Thanks.'I sent a message back telling flight control thanks for a good job. Iprinted out the message and gave it to the lead flight attendant to passon to the father. The lead flight attendant was very thankful and toldme, 'You have no idea how much this will mean to them.'Things started getting busy for the descent, approach and landing. Afterlanding, we cleared the runway and taxied to the ramp area. The ramp ishuge with 15 gates on either side of the alleyway. It is always a busyarea with aircraft maneuvering every which way to enter and exit. Whenwe entered the ramp and checked in with the ramp controller, we weretold that all traffic was being held for us.'There is a team in place to meet the aircraft, we were told. It lookedlike it was all coming together, then I realized that once we turned theseat belt sign off, everyone would stand up at once and delay the familyfrom getting off the airplane. As we approached our gate, I asked thecopilot to tell the ramp controller we were going to stop short of thegate to make an announcement to the passengers. He did that and the rampcontroller said, 'Take your time.'I stopped the aircraft and set the parking brake. I pushed the publicaddress button and said, 'Ladies and gentleman, this is your Captainspeaking I have stopped short of our gate to make a specialannouncement.We have a passenger on board who deserves our honor and respect. HisName is Private XXXXXX, a soldier who recently lost his life. PrivateXXXXXX is under your feet in the cargo hold. Escorting him today is ArmySergeant XXXXXXX. Also, on board are his father, mother, wife, anddaughter. Your entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to remainin their seats to allow the family to exit the aircraft first. Thankyou.'We continued the turn to the gate, came to a stop and started ourshutdown procedures. A couple of minutes later I opened the cockpitdoor. I found the two forward flight attendants crying, something youjust do not see. I was told that after we came to a stop, everypassenger on the aircraft stayed in their seats, waiting for the familyto exit the aircraft.When the family got up and gathered their things, a passenger slowlystarted to clap his hands. Moments later more passengers joined in andsoon the entire aircraft was clapping. Words of 'God Bless You', 'I'msorry', 'thank you', 'be proud', and other kind words were uttered tothe family as they made their way down the aisle and out of theairplane. They were escorted down to the ramp to finally be with theirloved one.Many of the passengers disembarking thanked me for the announcement Ihad made. They were just words, I told them, I could say them over andover again, but nothing I say will bring back that brave soldier.I respectfully ask that all of you reflect on this event and thesacrifices that millions of our men and women have made to ensure ourfreedom and safety in these United States of AMERICA ...Foot note:I know everyone who has served his/her country and/or loves this countrywill have tears in his/her eyes; I do.Consider this a prayer chain for our Military.... please don't break it!Don't break it! They die for me and mine, you and yours, and deserve ourhonor and respect.Prayer:'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as theyprotect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts theyperform for us in our time of need. Amen.'Prayer Request:There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your addressbook. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give aMarine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayeris the very best one.GOD BLESS YOU!!!Classification: UNCLASSIFIEDCaveats: FOUO

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Jewellery makes

this bracelet looks amazing it gleams and sparkles with a fire like glow, made from crystal and silver diamonte beads three into one design maybe a keeper!!! lol.

Princess Nefertari.

This was so nice to make and looks amazing the pic does not do it justice the foiled drop bead was so egyptian the dougnut beads and crystals just seemed the right design.

This was a quick make it reminds me slighty of Egypt it just needs the magnetic clas on and another finish.

Plum swirls, is so delicate it sparkles like crazy, what with the ornate silver balls and purple dougnut glass beads and faceted bugle beads, makes this a fav.

This is a beautiful glass beaded bracelet the glass large beads are hand crafted and so pretty, it has pink crystals and seed beads.

I have called this one Green Piece for the want of a better name the crystals gleam like crazy when moved I like this one.

Spring has sprung

I thought this was very spring like the silver balls jingle when you move your arm, and remind

me of drip drip drip little April showers from Bambi.

Thursday, 21 April 2011


I hope you are all enjoying Good Friday off work The Sun is out and flowers are just starting to show off their new blooms and the scents are fabulous, I have been busy making more jewellery pics to follow soon.

Who needs this kind of help!!!!

Eary this morning I was busy threading beads and my cat jumped up to say good morning like he does nearly every day when he became very interested in my threading, I never thought anything about it till it was too late. One grab of the elastic, and he was gone beads flying off everywhere, I managed to save two 4mm beads hanging on for their lives lol the silly cat had the elastic stuck between his teeth, well Teddy (thats the cats name) is not a cat that you mess with or he will bite I tried to grab the elastic his ears flattened to his head not a good sign in anyones imagination, I took a quick stab at getting it wahooo got it but he was not a happy cat, but as he ran the thread came out thank goodness, it was funny to look back on now he is curled up next to the computer fast asleep as if butter would not melt in his mouth.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Who pinches the middle of the months

Making new cushion pad covers for the dinning chairs made mainly on the overlocker, they where

soon made and very pretty even though I do say so myself (lol);0).

I also pipped the edges

Saturday, 12 March 2011

sock pic

this is my second sock the wool actually makes the stripes which is amazing really how it does this self pattening sock yarn I need more of this it is a pleasure to knit with I do not know why it took me so long to try these love working on double pointed needles.

Feb's crafts

I really like this door hanger I finished it and hung it on my bedroom door it is filled with lavendar so I smush it every time I go out the door and get a lovely scent to take with me.

I enjoyed making this it seemed to go together quickly

well that was an awful time in my life I have been laid up in bed for three weeks with a bad back so I thought but my oestopath said my entire body was out of line long story far to long to go into except to say I am prone to falling lol;0) so I have had three treatments so far and I feel a bit better but I was told it was going to be a long process to get things right (yawn),I am a get it sorted type of person I want things to be done yesterday, so not much to show you I have crocheted a bag and started knitting socks finished one three quarters through the other one so I haven't done nothing but vegitate. so take care ttfn Nicole

Friday, 28 January 2011