I live in rural Victoria, on a broad acre farm. So, no town water (or pressure).
Basically, we collect our rain water, and then it is pumped up into another tank where it is gravity fed into the house.
Yesterday, we had lashings of rain (yeah, good for the crops), and very high wind (up to 100kmph), and our high water tank fell over into our house. (Nobody or children in the vicinity at the time, so no people damage.)
And, of course, at the end of that passage where all the water came through the roof is my sewing area. My second machine is water logged, my light box that I was showing off is drenched. I am lucky it is winter and I had moved my Horn with my main machine into the living room for the warmth. In the warmer months, it would have been in this space also.
Materials, and patterns, and magazines, and craft books, and some of my AWAQ quilts are wet or ruined. But, not too bad considering what could have happened.
But, don't feel too sorry for me, this is the paddock beside my house where we can watch and listen to our lambs fattening up for market. All is good! (Well, now the panic has subsided). And, that is not a black sheep but an alpaca looking after the flock.
I never find time (or perhaps inclination) to do any charity quilts. Or anything much along the lines of charity really. Time constraints are my usual copout.
So, I have signed up for an Antique Tile Block Swap with the intention of then having blocks ready to whiz together for charity quilts.
I have to provide the centre 4 1/2" square, and these are the fabrics I have chosen. There are 12 swap partners, and the rest of the Antique Tile block is made from their stash, so it will be scrappy, and good fun.