Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mostly Maya projects & flood

The project Maya picked out to do together continued the last few days.... and we finished "Peach" on Friday! Isn't she cute? Her hair is rather thin as I only had some left over yarn from my Mom's needlepoint work. Maya would like me to make some clothes for her next but in the meantime, she was able to find this outfit that belongs to another cloth dolly she has. Apparently, Maya has plans in her head for 7 more of these dolls! (A few mermaids, of course!)
Notice there is no nose (like her orginal drawing of Obama!) ....Maya told me that the doll didn't need one! Can't argue with that!
Friday evening...of course, just after "normal" working hours we had a disaster on our hands! Nothing was flowing through our drains! AGH! So instead of the dirty laundry water going OUT of the house...it was flooding my crafty room floor! Quickly I had to pick everything up off the floor (yucky wet gross water!), scream for Bo, and keep Maya out of the mess! (she put on her rubber boots to help me!) Luckily, an 'emergency' plumber was in the area (he came from Helsingborg) and he fixed the stoppage in about 20 minutes. Charged us a reduced price since he had already driven out here on another job. (very nice of him!) It was quite amazing work...he used a remote control machine to go through our drainage pipes! How clever!
The school Maya attends is participating in this Piggelin contest for fitness! She will get a certificate at the end if she completes 50 points in physical activities. This has really motivated her to do a bit more than usual with less complaining (like walking with the dog 500 meters for 2 points). What amazes me is how much excersise she gets during regular school activities...(which also count for her Piggelin points). Attending her Tuesday gym class she gets 2 points because they have to walk to get to the gym hall (+ 2 points for the class time)! Then for Thursday's swim class she gets 4 points because they walk even further to get to the swim hall (+ points for the class time)!
Later...photos of the twin quilts...

5 comments:

Sara said...

What a cute little doll that you and Maya made. I would love to have a girl to do projects with! And glad you hear your pipes are fixed!
What a great idea with pigglelin to get the kids moving.I have never heard of that!

Brenda said...

The doll turned out great! Sorry to hear about the flooding...it has happened here also. I pour drano down the pipe now once a month to help lessen that chance of happening again. It is great to earn points toward an award for physical activities....all kids should get to do this.

Sandi said...

Maya's little doll is cute. Hope your craft room is all dried out by now. The Piggelin is a great idea to get kids to be more active, Maya has lots of points there already.

Natalie Harris said...

I just want to say...I wonder who I might have become if YOU had been my mom...makes me want to make a dolly too!

holly said...

What a cute doll. Love her. Sorry to hear about the mess with the drain.