(project inspired by Country Living magazine. See here: Pumpkin Decorating Ideas)
This blog turns to be helpful in knowing each other better ( me and... Adrian :-) )
He was surprised to read here that during my childhood I was carving pumpkins; and I just found out from him that this tradition wasn't popular everywhere in Romania!
I think, in my native countryside this custom was borrowed still from Americans, but long time ago. Many Transylvanians from my grand-grandparents' generation have worked in America in the beginning of the 20th century. They turned back home with money for purchasing lands and even with names for their children - my grandmother (84 years old) is named Virginia.
@Adrian: thank you for driving so far (Hornbach), just to buy the black acrylic for my project.
(That's one of the reasons why I lately call this guy "our local hero" - since we have Ilaria, he started to love shopping for us, girls ;-).... OK, maybe lot love, but at least his shopping headaches are gone)