I was the fortunate one. I got to stay inside. R had to venture out as he had an appointment to give blood and do a few errands. It is very difficult to take photos of storms as it stills the movement.
Luckily here the water gets away quickly - here by way of a down pipe off the roof.
So I got to do inside things. I made focaccia bread to go with soup. I sewed some small 7.5 " blocks, like this blue one
From these which I have been cutting out over the last few days.
I decided I liked them sorted into colour families rather than all just random.
I also started winding an inner for felt embroidered ball # 24.
I mainly use the quilt batting trimmings from down the sides of my quilts.
I start the ball by taping 2 bottle tops together with a rattle inside then wind and wind ( like a ball of wool ) till I have a round inner the right size for one of these.
This is ball # 23 that I have almost finished . I do this in the evenings while watching TV. I keep a notebook in which I record every one of the 23 balls I have made so far. What is on them and who I gave them to.
Now late afternoon the storm has passed. This wet will have held up all the early kiwifruit picking.( most packhouses in the area had started picking ) A lot of drying out will be needed as orchards will be wet and the fruit and leaves very wet.
Sunshine now please!