There are a times for laughter and times for tears🌸

My daughter picked two colors and in my heart I knew it would be turquoise and some kind of red. 


The traditional colors I have seen are usually red, blue, black and white.  Front shields are usually five lines of beads like above.  The straps are also usually five as well.  


I picked thirteen for lines of beads for the shoulder straps – at her age is when I decided to make my first daughter her parka.  I don’t remember what age I was when I received my parka but I believe it was completed in 1992 – 1994. 


I sit in the corner couch under the light and work.  My daughter says, “your artsy cute corner.”  


Above is the shield that is the center piece front and back.  I am semi satisfied – mostly due to a recent visit to the UAF Museum of the North which will be a later story due to significant discovery.  I am at awe with findings that I want to share with great detail!  


Above is full center piece in one.  I will leave pictures as they are – so you can see them by the entirety. 

Sad tears are falling

Before the snow came falling down my flowers were still blooming.  They are not lilac but it is close enough color to honor my dear sister/cousin Dawn Blythe Egoak.  We love you and will miss you.  🌸 Dawn’s family, relatives and her many friends are hurting – please pray for them.  She was full of love for her children and had memorable stories that’ll remain with us.  Love you Dawn. 


Thinking of beads 🌸

Choices are hard but once a definite choice shows up – it gets easier.  Having natural colors is most common choice; so I picked these colors.  The hard part is which color?

Deciding colors
Oh, it snowing in Fairbanks Alaska.  I didn’t run from the cold- I ran to the beads at “Beads & Things.  ❤️🌸

Quick peek of Shield process

I thought I would give a quick peek of the shields I am working on; it’s still calfskin- since I am past the mark of where I am nearly at – I thought I’d still with what am making.  With the child parka I will make out of caribou and squirrels. 

My glasses on my nose and zooming into vision

I can see clearly now 🎼.  Light and microscope helping with the progress.  

My shield “❤️Jesus first”

The tassels will be half inch wide.  Here is a mess to get them going;

Tassels prep

Now the good news; eldest daughter going to state tennis tournament 😆❤️🌸