The new Raspberry Pi version 4 has some great features like built-in WiFi. The GUI with Raspbian makes it quite a functional little computer and the price to get it running is very reasonable.
It has been -30 Celsius and colder for a week a half so I thought I would think of fishing this summer and tie some flies.
When I was 14 years old I would put on my snowshoes and go trapping west of Edmonton. One thing that I didn’t like was that my boots kept coming out of the snowshoes. I decided to make a good set of bindings out of leather.
Many years ago I made many pieces of jewelry. I thought I would have some fun building some rings again.
I have several stones trimmed and ready to polish so I can make more jewelry pieces but need to wait until the Covid pandemic is more under control.
When it is -20 Celsius or colder, then mittens are much better than gloves.
I made these with beaver fronts, calf upper, inside mitt is elk. They are lined with sheared sheep and fleece. The frills are deer.
The cord is so you can take the mitts off and work with bare hands when necessary.
There is a whole world in books. Calming down and getting focused on “being here now” sets the stage to read, at least for me. When Bryna starting to get excited about books she was only about 2 years old and what sparked the journey was Elmo. Having exciting material makes a big difference.
I thought it would be interesting to hand-sew fur so I took on a beaver hat project. Thanks to Celeste for modelling it for me.
Many years ago I thought of this design and since I had a couple of extra deer hides I thought it was time to see how it would look in reality. Thanks to my son Griffin for taking time to model it for me.
Some projects take longer than others. Getting all the pieces for the moccasins took a long time. If there was one good thing about the COVID pandemic it was that I finally found the time to finish sewing these moccasins.
My son Dawson and I had some luck looking for pheasants. Such beautiful birds and we can use the feathers for tying flies for fishing.