Monday, January 31, 2011

Long ago...

I was 10 years old when I started Grade 5 in Belarus. One of the new subjects starting that year (and lasting for 4 years) included the so-called "Labours" or "Trades" (Труды). The basics of the course were rooted in the a bit stereotypical notion that girls would grow up to be good in feeding and clothing the family, while boys would be expected to be handy around the house.

So boys and girls were separated into two groups. I'm not particularly sure now what the boys were taught, but we girls started to learn how to cook, sew, knit, crochet, etc. (I think here, in North America, they call it "Home Economics"). The projects started out simple - a sandwich, a scarf... and finishing with something like a nightgown.

Anyhow, many years have passed since I've picked up a crochet hook, but turns out the fingers still remember how to crochet! :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

It's been a year!


It's been a year since I started this blog.

I cannot believe I've kept it up for a whole year...

Of course, as you see I had to change the background, to mix things up a little :))) What do you think?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Resolution

I was thinking about resolutions yesterday and it's always been something like quit doing this and that, start doing this and that, or the big one about losing weight.

Although I still plan on quitting some things and start the others, losing weight WILL NOT be my resolution this year. This year I'm going to tackle my credit card(s)!!! Don't get me wrong, the weight still has to come off, I just don't want to pressure myself :)

So here it is - my new year's resolution is to pay off at least one of my credit cards!