So back here, I mentioned weather storming, just brainstorming, considering weather as an idea. And I did that. And I also expanded on the rain idea, which I will probably do for all the kinds of weather ideas I come up with, because I am a bit enchanted by the whole weather idea as a story component.
I did not use a running stitch this time. I used a split back stitch (below). The stitch I use to make lines. The stitches were long, and I don't like stitches that don't hug the cloth. They snag and get caught, Not useful. Functional. So I drew the running stitch and then used the split back stitch to cover the drawn stitch. In this way it looks like a running stitch but can be any size really.