The geese are regularly cutting their wedges through the sky now. Mrs. Sloan first noticed them on September 15, earlier than previous years, so the 37 degree morning we had in early October should have been no surprise to her as she believes that winter’s white overcoar will arrive early this year. Mrs. Sloan has been contemplating what she will do when the winter keeps us indoors. She is thinking that making patterns to make beautiful clothes to consume the beautiful fabric laying idle in the basement. Although she is sighing over Pattern Magic, she has visited the local library to pick up Make Your Own Patterns. Now where did she put that measuring tape?