Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Olaf PJs done!

Eeep, as you younger quilters say, but I just have to too.  These are so darn cute!

It's been a pretty hot summer out in Alberta, so I know these will be much appreciated to keep my darling grandson, Brady, whose 7th birthday is tomorrow, cool as a .... snowman while he sleeps.  :-)  He loves Olaf.  I have some fabric left over, think he'll get a pillow slip, but I'll have to get creative because there's not enough to make a simple pillow slip.  Oh darn, get creative!  ;-)  This is one of my goals for the third quarter of the FAL at On the Windy Side.  My entire list is here.  One down 4 to go!

In other kid-related news, if you haven't heard of brave, adorable little Zion, you need to read this link.  He got new hands and has made medical history.  What a child.  I just want to squish him!

This was on the sidewalk the other day when I was on my daily walk with Rocco:

I mean, come on!  This melted my heart.  Oh if only adults were as open-hearted and loving and non-judgmental as children...  What a message.  It made my day.  I'd love to meet the child who wrote it

Speaking of melting heart, (and ya it's finally southern Ontario summer humid heat and I'm loving it. Bring it!) Naala had a good itch, or three on her walk.  Happy Rottie puppy.
You'd never know this girl is 8 1/2 years old  :-)
The berries on these cedar trees made me stop and snap a photo. I love that pale turquoise against the cedar green!  This photo doesn't do them justice but you get the idea.  More inpsiration from Mother Nature for colour combinations...

A little later, in Lakeside Park, I spied this beauty of a fungus, at least 20", maybe more, in all directions.  This tree suffered the loss of a limb during a bad storm in Spring that saw several big old trees lose limbs or their lives.  It makes me so sad when that happens to these huge old sentinels, but, sigh, it is a part of life.

Linking up with Lorna at Let's Bee Social for even more inspiration!

17 comments:

  1. Those shorts are too stinking cute! Your grandson will love them. What an amazing story about Zion. It's hard to believe we live in a time when miracles like that can happen. I'm glad you posted the link. I live in the states and have to admit I had not heard his story before. We have a mystery sidewalk chalk writer in our town too. At the local walking park they will leave notes of encouragement ever so often. When it's a gazillion degrees outside and you are trying to finish a walk/run, sometimes it's the anticipation of the next message that keeps your feet moving.

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  2. Love the sidewalk chalk. Glad you took a picture of it. Naala looks like she is enjoying her roll in the grass. Hot here too. Went and bought 4 different kinds of ice cream this morning. I'm staying inside in the AC!

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    1. He will love the shorts, all kids love cartoons. I wish racism was long gone!

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  3. Such cute shorts. I am thinking of making me a pair. Living in Florida I am always looking for something cool and comfy to wear. Debbie

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  4. Those are adorable Pj shorts! You can keep the humid but I do like the 80-90 deg days! Beautiful one here, windows open, today after the 2" of rain yesterday.

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  5. The shorts are too cute! I think little boys get stuck with things that are all He-Man, and we somtimes forget they need cute stuff, too. Good thinking, Grandma!

    Julie

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  6. The PJ shorts are cute. You could add coordinating solid and applique your grandson's name on the band of the pillowcase or something pertaining to Olaf and the movie. Our 10 year old Lab is getting Arthritis but still will roll around on her back like Naala. The tree photos are neat. It is less humid here this week, but I am sure it will be back soon.

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  7. The PJ shorts are cute. You could add coordinating solid and applique your grandson's name on the band of the pillowcase or something pertaining to Olaf and the movie. Our 10 year old Lab is getting Arthritis but still will roll around on her back like Naala. The tree photos are neat. It is less humid here this week, but I am sure it will be back soon.

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  8. THose PJ's are adorable. I love the pics of your walk with Naala, who's gorgeous by the way. Stan enjoys a good itch aswell so she's not on her own

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  9. Eeeep these shorts are gorgeous . Your grandson will love them . Enjoy your warm weather , the sun shines thus morning but it has been October in July here all summer

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  10. Your grandson is going to love those gorgeous olaf shorts. A beautiful walk with colour inspiration a bonus.

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  11. Those are great shorts. You can tell I have no young ones around because it took me a while to figure out who
    Olaf is. Olaf is pretty cute, and so is your dog. Thanks for sharing the sidewalk chalk...such a great message.

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  12. Loving the Olaf pj pants. Brady will no doubt love them. Thanks for sharing the link about Zion - hadn't heard about that.

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  13. What a sweet gift for your grandson. Have fun getting creative with the pillow. :)

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  14. Love this little shorts. Brady will look more adorable than he usually does!

    Zion - quite the little man alright.

    I LOVE that chalk message! I agree.....wish adults would be more like that!

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  15. Great work - they look like very comfortable summer sleeping shorts. Great finish and great cheerful post!

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