What is it about holidays that gets our entire schedule out of sorts? I'm so thankful that we have a holiday to remember and celebrate all that has been done for our country, and for each of us as individuals, through the sacrifices of our military men, women, and their families. Although this is a difficult time in the lives of many Americans, we still live in the best country on earth! When we traveled to China for our adoptions, we were reminded moment by moment of the gift that is ours as American citizens. China is an absolutely beautiful country, and the people we met were so gracious, kind, friendly, and welcoming. We love China, and we are so grateful for the opportunity we were given to bring our daughters home. But we also saw hundreds and hundreds of Chinese people lined up at the American Consulate waiting in line for hours, days, weeks to get a visa to come to our country, because as our tour guide told us, "Chinese people think America is Heaven." We are truly blessed, and I can only pray that our country will remain free and always be a refuge for people who are seeking a life of liberty. So, I am truly grateful for Memorial Day!
I have discovered that whenever we have a holiday on any week-day, it kind of gets me all confused about what day it is for the rest of the week! So, yesterday seemed like Monday, and today seems like Tuesday . . . .. so I've got to get my internal clock adjusted! And since it really is Wednesday, I'm home working on several projects. But since I've determined to simplify my life lately and seek out opportunities to experience the beauty in my everyday life, one of the projects for today is to find as many "pretty little things" in my world as I can. I have these sweet little pink plaid teacups and saucers, a few cottage teapots in my collection, and a few other random items from thrift shops, antique shops, and garage sales that I decided to begin photographing to share with you. A couple of weekends ago I came across a yard sale where they were selling pint canning jars filled with vintage buttons. Well, of course I had to have them! All of them! She had six jars so I bought them all! Now I am in "button heaven" and have been making all kinds of fun stuff embellished with some of these gorgeous buttons. But I've got to get busy today, finish up this eBook pattern revision and get the pattern pieces in the mail this afternoon . . .. . so here are a couple of pictures of some of the "pretty little things" in my world. Aren't they beautiful? I'd love to see some of the pretty little things in your world, so if you post some pix on your blog, leave your comment here and I'll come for a visit!