Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I did it!

Finally I finished reading all assigned text from textbook and I took my first quiz... I am so proud of myself! I answered every single question correctly and I've got a whole 100%!!! What can I say? I'm smiling from one ear to another and I think I will stitch for an hour or two so I can keep smiling. Maybe I can finish my Heart's Secret...? The stitching part is all done, I'm working on lettering. I will post picture when done.

I've learned something today! In our office we having a new employee. Her roots are from Philippines and today I asked her about Christmas traditions in Philippines. She told me that New Year celebrations are much more traditional than Christmas. They make a lot of noise to scared the bad luck, just before midnight on New Years eve they open all windows, cupboards, draws (practically anything that can be open) to attract a good luck. Wear polka dots clothes to attract money, have 12 different round fruits for every month of the year and the roundness symbolizes (of course) money. There is also a desert from sticky rice so the money will stick to a person. Neat, eh?

In Poland we have a similar tradition but the day is Christmas Eve. When I was a little girl my Mom always told me to be very good on Christmas Eve, be happy and smile a lot - then I'll be good, happy and smiling all year around. Whatever happens on Christmas Eve it will keep happening during next 12 months. So this year I decided to stitch a lot on Christmas Eve, then I will be stitching a lot a whole year around, right?

So long my friends,


  1. ah, I just had a light-bulb moment,,, maybe I have some Polish in me,,,,oh wait maybe it's just the stitching Christmas "Eva" part that strikes a resemblance either way traditions are a wonderful part of our heritage that can be shared with one and all. Thank you for sharing these.
    Be always in stitches.

  2. Congratulations on your perfect score! I love your idea of stitching on Christmas Eve. Thanks for sharing the holiday traditions. I didn't know about any of them.

  3. excellent on your results :) and mmmm that's why I have stitched all year round then as that's what I was doing last Christmas eve tooo :) lol love mouse xxx

  4. Congratulations Evalina!! You are one smart cookie!! I'm going to be extra happy on Christmas Eve too ... that's a great idea!!

  5. Congratulations! All of your studying paid off with a perfect score. I loved reading about the different traditions.

  6. Congrats on ace'ing your quiz, Evalina!!! :D

  7. Ohhh -- And I do have some time Christmas Eve day for stitching too. This is a GREAT plan and hopefully it will take!

    Congratulations on your grades -- all your diligent work paying off!

  8. Congrats on your 100% Wow!!

    Lovely traditions! I think I shall dance and stitch so that I will have a full year of stitching and dancing :D

  9. Congratulations on the perfect quiz, Evalina! I'm so happy for you.

    What neat Christmas traditions ☺


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