Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Blast From The Past: The Future Mrs. Love

Here's a blast from the past. It's Mrs. Love's kindergarten class in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Love is on the right. A kindergarten teacher in a dress and high heels! I admire her. And who is the girl second row-second from the left. I think she's the only one not looking at the camera. A little girl in pigtails, staring off into space. That would be the future Mrs. Love
I wonder what she was thinking. Observations: crooked pigtails, crooked bangs and I think she has missing teeth. Was she daydreaming? Most likely.
Yes, that's right. My kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Love. I can hardly remember that long ago.
I have no new quilts to show you. This is a favorite I did years ago. I enjoyed doing this one because of the lovely variety of colors in it.
And of course it has some heart wreaths. And they're not very good. I can do them so much better now. It's fun to look back at quilts I did when I was a beginner.

And here's one below I made for my hubby many, many years ago. I made it following the Eleanor Burns Quilt-in-a-Day method. That's how I first started piecing. And I quilted it by hand! My goodness, when did I have the time? If you look closely you can see where it faded in the sun and became discolored in areas. I like to look at this quilt and realize that I've become a better quilter.
"What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now." ~Author Unknown


LaVonne said... were so cute as a little girl. Now that you are a big're Hot!!! Miss ya

Cindy said...

Okay Vivian, where did you go to kindergarten at? I went in a basement of a church but for the life of me I can't remember my teacher's name. I went to elementary school at Roberts Elementary. Where did you live in Penn Hills? We lived right on Rodi Road.

Sarah said...

that is such a cute picture! i love it!

Suzanne said...

I like the quote...& your quilting...thanks for sharing

bingo~bonnie said...

and you were a "beginner" WOW you did a great job even back when!

I love how the stright line quilting in your irish chian makes those colored squares appear to be square in a square :) cool.

It is great to look back at early projects and see how far we've come. I still use the 1st quilt I ever made (for my husband) on our bed and love it so much.

Love the quote you added... so true! ;) Love from Texas! ~bonnie