My maternal grandmother started making parkas by first making one for our maternal grandfather. He wore it to go pick up the mail and many people liked it. She made parkas for the RCMP officers. I always wanted a floral print parka with the rick rack trim and lots of fur around the hood because they looked so warm. I am submitting a power point presentation because some of the pics did not print earlier in a submission. The project took five full days to complete and this has been a dream of mine for a long time. To have and wear this style of winter clothing has made me very happy. Small floral patterned material was one of the first fabric materials to be brought from other countries to Turtle Island or North America. The fabric was widely used and liked by the Metis and other Aboriginal groups.