Happy to be back in South Dakota! It is a perfect English summer's day, the temperature is about 55, it is very damp, drippy & overcast, looks like more rain. There is no snow, the lawn is greening up, some of my plants have unexpectedly survived the winter and so have the ones that were supposed to. Spring is just around the corner. This is actually pretty much the same weather I left behind in Hawaii and I like it. Lori picked me up in Sioux Falls in my normal state of full on streaming allergy attack and some hours later poured me into my house, then shut the door and left me blessedly alone with a box of Puffs. There is something on the Delta Connection planes which fly from Minneapolis that 'gets me' every time. Yesterday I went through a month's worth of mail, paid all the bills, napped a lot and just enjoyed being back. I do love my cozy little house but, unfortunately for me, I also love my husband and his job is not in South Dakota so I can't stay here forever. I didn't have time to sew at all in Hawaii. Today I planned to put together the throw shown below. It is called Mary's Four Patches and the pattern (and picture and kitty) are from Country Threads of Iowa. I made the four patches as leaders & enders last year, mostly of scraps salvaged from Lori's trash box. The setting squares and triangles are a dark jade tone on tone from Lori's stash which she bought many years ago. All ready to go except for the borders. The first thing I did was to sew one of the smaller corner triangles to a four patch for a setting triangle. Oops! After unpicking I found the correct triangle in the box and carefully sewed it on with the wrong side up. Ah! Maybe it is time for a nap.Y'all come back!