It's been rather interesting around here since Thursday evening when the water pump decided to break down. For us this means no running water to anywhere in the house except for our 1 little drinking tap that is connected to the small gravity fed water tank. For those of you not used to having water tanks or bores to rely on - no pump = no hot running water, toilets flushing by the push of a button, showers or washing machines.
So it's been a trip back to the past around here.......... We are just thankful we can access the tank water from the gravity fed tank so we at least have water.... filling buckets for the toilet flushing and the old fashioned jug for the bathroom......... and since it's winter and we thankfully have the old wood heater, we have our own supply to be able to pour into the bathroom basin for washes, the kitchen sink for dishes etc etc.
So in the absense of running water, I've been busy getting on with other things..........
These 3 little beauties are already winging their way to New Zealand for my 3 nieces who all have their birthdays in July (just different days & ages ). I had heaps of fun making them and plan on doing one for my granddaughter for her birthday in October. Today I also managed to finsih off a little beanie (photo yet to come) that will be going to a friend from work who recently had a little baby.
The postie arrived on Thursday with some wonderful packages full of goodies from 2 swaps - a private one through my snail mail group where we sent some yarn & material to celebrate our 5th anniversary (yep, 5 years of penpalling)..... this is the collection from all of those :
And 2 other packages were part of a swap from a facebook group called Magic Yarn Ball Swap. It currently only has US girls & me - being the only Aussie on board. The international postage is a killer for both the US girls & myself, so I'm keen to know if there are any Aussie gals out there that have facebook and are looking to be involved in swaps that don't necessarily mean having to complete a project (just getting bits and pieces together around a theme ). If that sounds like you then let me know - or look for the group on facebook.