North Otago has had a lot of rain in the last week. Enough to close most of the schools for two days. Many roads have been impassable and there are many detours in place. I think I prefer a drought any day! Five days of rain, and it is very, very wet. The fire has been going every day and the warmth is great. The two mats above are a product of fireside stitching, some imagination and lots of satisfying moments.