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Happy Birthday to Pokey's Mom! Interview and Giveaway

27 Jun 2011

June 27, 1951, was a busy day in Burbank, CA, and not just because Walt Disney was making animated movies at Disney Studios, but across the street at the hospital, Kathleen Patricia Nichols, my good old mom, was born.

Yes, today is my mom’s 60th birthday! Happy Birthday, mA! In celebration of her birthday––and Quilting Arts wouldn't have happened if she didn’t give life to me (which, by the way, thank you, Mom)––I had some questions for her. Little did she know I was going to be posting them on my blog (and sharing her real age with the greater world).


Pokey: You look very young for your age, you know. And we’re about 20 years apart, which meant growing up I had the young, fun mom. I’m practically your age in this picture (below) at my college graduation, which freaks me out every time I look at it!

 

 You were 40 and I can’t fathom having a college graduate as a kid right now. What’s your secret to staying young? Wine? Chocolate? What?

 Kathy: Never let anybody get a good close look at you.

Pokey: We have some talented relatives in the family, some musical. Your second cousin (I think) was jazz pioneer Red Nichols of "Red Nichols and the Five Pennies." Did you ever meet him?


Kathy: He was second cousin to my father.  No I never met him. Mom and Dad took us to see the movie made about him staring Danny Kaye.


 

Pokey: Speaking of movies, we both love “The Graduate.” Hands down one of my very favorite movies ever. You can’t beat Simon and Garfunkel and that closing scene on the bus with Benjamin and Elaine sitting so calmly and agreeably together. What are some of your other favorite movies? Any favorite quotes?

 Kathy: Actually my very favorite all time movie is “Born Yesterday” with Billie Holiday.  Favorite line in that movie is "...you just ain't couth!"

Pokey: I remember once seeing a home movie of you when you were a teenager, dancing like a maniac in your living room, not a care in the world. You looked so cute. What was it like being a teenager in the 60's growing up in Northern California? Who were some of your favorite bands?

 Kathy: It was kind of a mixed-up time.... remember we were involved in Vietnam.  Peace symbols were on everything from t-shirts to jewelry, even had a kid at school spray paint one on his truck.  “Jesus Christ Super Star” was a big musical.  The Rolling Stones were my favorite group, and of course adored Elvis in his white jumpsuit.

Pokey: As a kid you I always saw you with a nose in a book, a pen in your hand, or you were crafting. What do you like to do these days?

Kathy: If not reading or writing a short story myself, I like anything to do with my hands. I used to love gardening and starting plants from seed or grafting. Way, way back I used to sew, and used to do a lot of needlepoint and knitting. Now I’m painting and doing pencil art.  

 Pokey: I have no spatial sense at all and it’s one of the reasons why I can’t draw. Ah well. Do you work on multiple painting projects at once?   

 Kathy: When doing painting I do one thing at a time. Pencil art I worked on a few projects at a time––that way you don't get bored from the same color you have to work.  
 

Pokey: Ten years ago you moved from a home on the Pacific Ocean in Northern California to Las Vegas. Are you used to the desert? If I came for a surprise visit, would I find you in arrears at a blackjack table?


Kathy: That's one thing I don't have in common with my friends––gambling is boring.  If I'm going to spend money I better be able to either wear the proceeds out of the store or eat it. I'm not throwing it on a table or in a machine!


  Pokey: What books are you reading nowadays?


Kathy: I have a fondness for mysteries or anything written about the middle ages.   Right now I'm reading Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom.  It's about both.

Pokey: I have a secret wish: to get you to quilt, and since you are so much more artistic than me and can draw, to get you to make art quilts. Do you think we’ll be able to get you quilting again?


Kathy: I haven't done any sewing since my old machine broke. It was an Elna and great while it lasted.  That kind of put me out of business, but I like working with fabrics; so many endless combinations!  My grandmother, your great grandmother, had stacks and stacks and bolts of fabrics....wish I had those!

Pokey: Well, I’m glad I have one of her flower garden quilts shelved in my studio. Thanks, mA, for taking the time to answer my questions!

Oh…by the way, you knew I was asking you questions, but I didn’t tell you that I’m planning on coming July 22 for a mother-daughter Vegas spa weekend before I go to Long Beach. Hope you’re around!

Birthday Blog Giveaway: 60 Party Favors for 60 Years

Help me celebrate my mom’s birthday by leaving a birthday note for her in the comments area. On Wednesday I’ll choose six people to give an assortment of 10 goodies (fabrics, embellishments, etc.) each.

 

 Happy Birthday, mA!

 

 


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Carol58 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 8:32 AM

Birthday wishes to Pokey's Mom!

ssandersen wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 8:42 AM

60 is the new 30 so enjoy your Birthday!

on 27 Jun 2011 8:53 AM

Have a wonderFul birthday, Pokey's Mom!  You have a rockin' daughter with the best stories!

Belinda

Babsaroo wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:06 AM

Happy Birthday, Pokey's Mom.  You have a beautiful and talented daughter and I'm sure you are VERY proud of her.

on 27 Jun 2011 9:08 AM

Happy Birthday! I'm 60 too! and loving it! Best wishes and many more.

DSCHARDEIN wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:08 AM

Happy Birthday.. I am right behind you..60 in January! Not sure how I feel about it! Can't believe I got to this age so fast! Enjoy your day and so will I!! Going camping with my hubby and my Aunt Elsie (age 87) Dana

designerann wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:09 AM

As someone a bit older, Happy Birthday you kid!  Remember, it is the Journey that counts, not the beginning or the end.  ENJOY!  

suzieque wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:09 AM

Happy Birthday Kathleen! I am lucky enough to have my 90+ year old mother alive and well and enjoying life. I know that much of who I am is a result of who she is and how she encouraged me to be myself. I feel like I know Pokey - I am an avid Quilting Arts addict - and I know that her energy and creativity blossomed in an environment that encouraged her to be herself.

Again, happy birthday and thanks for your lovely daughter.

Susan

on 27 Jun 2011 9:10 AM

Kathleen - I'm 60 too - and loving it.  Best wishes on your birthday and many more.

goonybird wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:10 AM

Have a Happy Happy Birthday! June was a very good month (my birthday month too!)

cdlewis wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:11 AM

Happy Birthday Pokey's Mom!!  Hope you have a great one!  I know you are very proud of your daughter.

volmom wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:13 AM

Happy birthday to you, (you look incredible!)Kathleen! I feel a little kinship...we are very close in age,each with a wonderful grown up daughter. However, if I lived in Las Vegas(my favorite city!) I would never see daylight(and probably be broke), as I love those slots!!! Enjoy your special day!

blkangl wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:13 AM

Happy Birthday too you, Happy Birthday too you in my Stevie Wonder voice...

on 27 Jun 2011 9:14 AM

Happy birhtday and many blessings to Pokey's mom

mpaluses wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:18 AM

Happy Birthday Pokeys Mom...I hope you have the best of years to come :-)

on 27 Jun 2011 9:22 AM

Happy Birthday! May it be filled with love and laughter

on 27 Jun 2011 9:22 AM

Happy Birthday, Pokey's Mom!

Enjoy your Vegas spa weekend :-)

on 27 Jun 2011 9:26 AM

Happy Birthday Kathleen - hope you have as much fun in your sixties as I'm having!  Having a beautiful daughter keeps you young.  Enjoy!

on 27 Jun 2011 9:28 AM

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you, Haaappy Birthday to you, Happy Birrrrrrthday dear Kathy, ........ Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

on 27 Jun 2011 9:29 AM

Not only do you look younger than your age, you managed to raise an amazing daughter in the process.  I know you are as proud of her as she is to have you as her MOM.

Happy Birthday ~  and many more to come!

GOD's Peace,

Charlotte-Marie C.

kjheaverlo wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:31 AM

Happy Birthday Kathleen! Thanks for sharling Pokey with us quilters!

Sharon874 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:31 AM

Best birthday wishes!  You make 60 look amazing!

Kay Mousner wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:31 AM

Pokey's Mom - I hope the many years to come will be as enriching as the ones that brought you here! Thank you for sharing your fabulous and creative daughter with us!

MaureenBC93 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:35 AM

Happy Bday to Pokey's Mom!! If you hadn't have had Pokey, I would have been short one roomie in college.  Thanks for letting Pokey travel cross-country in that blue JEEP to go to school on the East Coast.  Have a fantastic day!!

MaureenBC93 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:35 AM

Happy Bday to Pokey's Mom!! If you hadn't have had Pokey, I would have been short one roomie in college.  Thanks for letting Pokey travel cross-country in that blue JEEP to go to school on the East Coast.  Have a fantastic day!!

on 27 Jun 2011 9:35 AM

What a happy day!  You don't look a day over 25 :)  Congratulations on a milestone and many more happy days ahead.  I love when a mother/daughter can share fun times together.  Have fun you two on your spa day.

Eleora wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:39 AM

60 looks beautiful on Pokey's Mom!

Sherry Boram wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:39 AM

Happy 60th, Kathleen. May this be your best decade yet! I'm in the next one myself, but was also a young mother and still am. And that's the secret. ATTITUDE!

pam brees wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:43 AM

Happy Birthday!!  For the next 10 years you are a Sexagenarian!!  I think that sounds better than 60.  (Seventy is a Septuagenarian...so enjoy this decade while it lasts!!)

I always enjoy spending time with your daughter...usually in Long Beach, but I have to miss it this year :(  What a creative child you raised!  You must be very proud!

I hope your birthday is splendid...and that you have many more!

Stitchminx wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:44 AM

... and ain't your Mum as bonnie as you Pokey!  Have a great Birthday Kathy!! :O)

vlhd6 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:44 AM

Happy Birthday Kathleen Patricia Nichols!  I hope you have a wonderful day and a great year!

Vickie

cindyl57 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:48 AM

Happy  Birthday Kathleen and enjoy your day!

deedanbr wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:50 AM

A very best birthday to Pokey's mom!!!

LindaS@41 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:52 AM

OH, happy birthday! 60 years on the planet and it just gets better. :) I wish for you many more years of creation!

:) Linda

Carol Paints wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:54 AM

Happy Birthday! May the blessings of the Lord shower you beyond your wildest imagination! May you be surrounded by friends and family, joy and laughter, cupcakes and sprinkles this day. Know that all of heaven is celebrating the day of your birth! May this be the happiest of birthdays!!! God Bless!!!

shellseeker3 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:55 AM

Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day!

Threadlite wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:56 AM

Happy Birthday!  First time to your blog. Have fun celebrating with your mom.

skipran wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:03 AM

What a great way to celebrate your mom!  Happy birthday to an obviously wonderful woman!!!!  Pokey must have got her talent & sweetness from you!  

sempurr wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:08 AM

Love all those pictures! Have a great birthday!

DancingDiva wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:09 AM

Happy, Happy Birthday!! Have a fabulous day!

pjmockit wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:11 AM

Happy Birthday, Pokey's mA. Enjoy your spa date with your lovely daughter of whom I'm certain you are very proud.

dks82454 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:12 AM

Sixty never looked better. What a blessing for "good genes". Happy Birthday!!!

on 27 Jun 2011 10:16 AM

Happy Birthday Kathy!  Your daughter is such a lovely gal!  Love her show.  Hope you have a great day!

on 27 Jun 2011 10:23 AM

Happy 60th Pokey's Mom!  I'm looking forward to seeing what quilts you come up with since Pokey is going to get you quilting again - she is a determined woman!

quiltbug2 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:24 AM

happy Birthday Pokey's Mom.   There are times when i wish I were Pokey's Mom.  I would love to have all of that talent in my family.

quiltbug2 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:25 AM

Happy Birthday Pokey's Mom.  Thanks for sharing her with us.

KarenHelen wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:31 AM

Happy Birthday Kathleen (Pokey's mA). Pokey is a treasure to the Quilting Arts world. Much thanks goes to you. All good wishes to you and many happy returns of the day.

mamamackie wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:32 AM

Happiest of Birthday's Kathy.  Enjoy each and everyone of them to the fullest.

DebiK@3 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:34 AM

Happy B-day mA, you don't look a day over 40!!!!

gre8dean wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:43 AM

Kathy, a very Happy Birthday!  1951 was a great year.  That's the year I met my wife.  Whoopee!!!

on 27 Jun 2011 10:45 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mom Kathleen!

Hope YOUR day is the BESTEST ever!!!

thebasketnut wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:46 AM

Happy Birthday Pokey's mom! It was nice to get to know you a bit.

cynthialevis wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:47 AM

Happy Birthday Pokey's Mom! Hope you have a Great Day!

sewcalgal wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:57 AM

What a wonderful birthday celebration.  Here is a heartfelt wish for a wonderful birthday for Pokey's sister (oops, Mom).  Enjoy and take time to celebrate.  

Here is my theory that I hope your mom will adopt.  If a toddler gets a day to celebrate their birthday and someone that turns 100 gets a year to celebrate their birthday, I think your mom certainly deserves more than one day to celebrate.  Have fun celebrating her "birthday window".  Please give her a big hug for me (I'm momless).

SewCalGal

www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

redlum wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:58 AM

Happy birthday , Kathleen!  I'm nearing sixty in a few years and hope to stay active and creative for many years.  Hope you had a great birthday celebration.

judymiller2 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 11:01 AM

Happy Birthday to Kathy! I celebrated my birthday on June 25. Kathy, welcome to the 60's! And thank you to Pokey for re-energizing my sewing and creating passions. I just can't get enough of your wonderful magazines and website. I especially like the option to download your magazines! Keep those great ideas coming!

ndumaine wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 11:02 AM

What a sweet gift you are to each other.  I miss my mom every day and so love getting to share in others' mom-daughter love. Happy birthday - and thanks for Pokey. She's pretty awesome.

on 27 Jun 2011 11:05 AM

Happy Birthday and enjoy your spa weekend!  

on 27 Jun 2011 11:18 AM

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday  Kathy. I turned 60 in January and the world hasn't come to an end yet...and my daughters had a huge party, so no keeping it a secret for me either. Have a great day!♪♫

nordie wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 11:20 AM

Happy Birthday Kathy, and thanks to both for the interview!

MarilynWK wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 11:35 AM

Happy birthday, Kathy!  It must be that 1951 was a very good year since neither of us look "that" age. I've got six more months to go... and I'm still not convinced that I'll survive it! But my mom is nearly 98 and she says that 60 is nothing! Thanks for giving us Pokey!

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 11:52 AM

Happy Birthday mA!!!!!  I wish you a spectacular birthday spent doing whatever your heart desires.  Thank you for creating your finest piece of art - Pokey!!! You must be so proud of your daughter who created a community that inspires thousands. Now go out and celebrate!

upstatelisa wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 11:54 AM

Happy birthday Kathy 60 years young!!!

Apetro wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 12:00 PM

Happy birthday and many blessings for the new year!!!

on 27 Jun 2011 12:04 PM

Happy Birthday Pokey's MOM and have many more!

DianneR wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 12:10 PM

Happy Birthday to you Kathleen! I think Pokey should arrange for you to have a new Bernina for your 60th, given her level of talent I can only imagine how wonderful your art quilts would be! Enjoy your special day!

Kadluk wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 12:23 PM

Happy 60th Birthday Pokey's Mom from the great white north!  You have a talented daughter, I totally enjoy her work.

elenyquilts wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 12:26 PM

Happy Birthday Kathy.  You must lead a joyful life to have raised a daughter as joyful as Pokey.  Enjoy the day.

anna1066 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 12:26 PM

happy birthdy Pokey's mum

what a brilliant family!

hope I am lucky in your draw

anna1066 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 12:27 PM

Happy Birthday Pokey's MUM

on 27 Jun 2011 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday Mom!

on 27 Jun 2011 12:31 PM

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!  Enjoy this special time!! Suzanne K.

cindylee4 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 12:33 PM

happy anniversary of the day you were born, pokey's mom! hope you have many more.

on 27 Jun 2011 12:34 PM

Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday! Enjoy This Special Time!!

on 27 Jun 2011 12:34 PM

Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday! Enjoy This Special Time!!

angadame wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 12:41 PM

Happy Birthday to Pokey's Mom!

BetsyJB wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 1:00 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHLEEN!  You look terrific! June 27th is my husband and my 29th anniversary. It is a great day for a celebration.

AnnieSky wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 1:10 PM

Happy B-day!  You're lucky to have a talented daughter to share your artistic side with.  I had to wait for daughters-in-laws, but  I'm catching up with the female bonding now.  I wish you both the best!

Darlene102 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 1:12 PM

Happy Birthday Kathy!

robinnn wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 1:23 PM

Happy, happy, happy birthday, Pokey's mom. :))) I hope you have your cake and get to eat it, too!

dianae3 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 1:34 PM

Count your life by smiles, not tears; count your age by friends, not years. Happy Birthday Kathleen!

Lindy101 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 2:00 PM

What a gorgeous 1951 model! I am a '53 model myself and can only hope I look somewhat as young as you! Happy B-day!

Annie-gram wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 2:30 PM

Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Kathy, filled with the things that give you joy!

on 27 Jun 2011 2:40 PM

Happy Birthday   you look too young to be 60.

Lucky daughter to inherit such good genes.

Have a great year.

Sally Ann W wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 2:47 PM

Happy Birthday!

I hope it is your best yet!

susiechapple wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 2:52 PM

Happy BIrthday Kathy.  Have a great day!

on 27 Jun 2011 3:31 PM

Happy birthday, Kathleen, you young thing you!!! Easy to see where Pokey gets her eternal youth and good looks. Would love to see some of your current paintings and pencil work; where can we find it? Have an extra fun day!

on 27 Jun 2011 3:34 PM

Sweet!!  VERY lucky to be 2 decades apart.  Here I am at 40, and still breastfeeding!  lol  Next lifetime, I'm starting young too.  Happy birthday Pokey's mom!!  

From Monika - who shares a birthday with her mom AND her daughter (3 generations!)

on 27 Jun 2011 3:34 PM

Sweet!!  VERY lucky to be 2 decades apart.  Here I am at 40, and still breastfeeding!  lol  Next lifetime, I'm starting young too.  Happy birthday Pokey's mom!!  

From Monika - who shares a birthday with her mom AND her daughter (3 generations!)

Aeval wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 3:37 PM

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes!

lynnskay wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 3:52 PM

Happy birthday, Kathleen.  And thanks for giving us Pokey.  You're just a kid you know and don't look like anyway close to 60!  My baby sister's b-day is today, too.  50 something.  I've been 60 something for quite a while now.  Getting closer to 70 next month.  Hope you're having a great day.

LisaA.S. wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 3:54 PM

Happy Happy Birthday! Have a super duper day!

LisaA.S. wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 3:58 PM

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have a super day!

caclauss wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 3:59 PM

Kathy-- Happy Birthday! I share a love of reading mysteries with you and also, just  get bored paying money to gamble. I was also a child of the 50's, but in Indiana. At that time, trends and fashions were really starting to take hold nationally and not just regionally.  I remember when the first McDonald's in the area was built. Anyway, a VERY Happy Birthday!

--cyndy

artist2mom wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 4:05 PM

♪♪HAP-PY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUU♪♪♫♪♪! HAP-PY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUU ♫♪♪♪! HAP-PY BIRRRTHDAAAY DEAR KATH-LEEE-EEN♪♪♫♪! HAP-PY BIRRTHDAAAAAY TO YOUUUUUUU♪♪♫♪!!!! AND MANY, MANY MORE!!!!

on 27 Jun 2011 4:31 PM

Happy 60th birthday, Pokey's Mom!!  I was 58 this year so right behind you!!  Enjoy reading Pokey's blog.

sewjoygal wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 4:45 PM

Happy Birthday, Kathy!!!  You raised a wonderful daughter.   Sewing Moms and daughters are wonderful.   My Mom taught summer school one year and while she was teaching I went to sewing classes at the Singer Store.  I've been sewing ever since.  Now my daughter sews with me.

lmarso wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 4:50 PM

Have a great birthday and enjoy that spa weekend!

jaydee5 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 5:15 PM

Happy, happy birthday.  Enjoy the day.

jaydee5 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 5:17 PM

Haooy birthday to you, to you , to YOU.  

Ljudithwve

on 27 Jun 2011 5:17 PM

Happy Birthday! You truly do look great!

dancindeb wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 5:26 PM

What a good sport you are Kathleen! Some how I think you Pokey would put your answers to good use! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

VictoriaM@7 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 5:51 PM

Happy Birthday from one child of the sixties to another!  Amazing to watch our chilren grow up, isn't it?  One thing I have learned over the last 5+ decades is that the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Don't you hate it when the trite is the truth?  

Congratulations!  Remember, we aren't old, we are vintage!

Ohhh Snap wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 6:19 PM

Well done Pokey's Mom! Happy Birthday! BTW I'm just a little younger than you are now and I have a teenager in high school lol.

jclee wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 6:23 PM

Happy Birthday Kathy! Enjoy this year creatively. I like your comment about never letting anyone get a close look at you. Ha Ha!

scheibach wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 6:29 PM

Happy 60th birthday from one member of the Sixties Generation to another. Have fun at the spa with Pokey!

CYooOhio wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 7:29 PM

A wonderful big birthday shout out to Pokey's Mom!!  Hope your big day was GREAT!!!  

coollabtech1 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 7:46 PM

Happy Birthday Pokey's Mom! 60 is so young...my mother is celebrating her 81st birthday in 2 days . We are going out to the cabin for a week and are making it into a  crafting celebration week by trying some indigo dyeing, sunprinting, wood block printing and watercolours  plus whatever else strikes our fancy! And all of these crafting activities are related to quilting in one way or another.....

So why not quilting again- it is a great mother-daughter activity!

sewinggeek wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 7:49 PM

Happy birthday to Pokey's Mom Kathy!!!! What a great present to give your mom for her birthday. And don't give up on getting her to make an art quilt. Maybe you could start with a collaboration. You know get her playing and the bug might hit.

jlord0950 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 7:51 PM

Happy Birthday, Pokey's mA. I'm 60, too, but I don't have children. You have an amazing daughter, so prolific and creative! You must be so proud. Enjoy your birthday and many, many more.

(here's a virtual birthday candle to blow out!)

sewinggeek wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 7:52 PM

Happy birthday to Pokey's Mom Kathy!!!! What a great present to give your mom for her birthday. And don't give up on getting her to make an art quilt. Maybe you could start with a collaboration. You know get her playing and the bug might hit.

jabotquilt wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 8:55 PM

Happy Birthday Pokey's Mom!  You must be a super fabulous mom to have raised such a super fabulous inspirational quilter.

quiltzyx wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:05 PM

Happy Birthday!  Hope you had a fabulous day!!

CFTB wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:10 PM

Happy 60th ENJOY........ now the fun really start's.

Bev@8 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:19 PM

Best Wishes, Pokey's Mom!  Enjoy your new year!

DebbieM66 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:03 PM

Happy birthday, Kathy! Great interview, LOL. My daughter's birthday is also on June 27. Thanks for counting me in, Pokey.

on 27 Jun 2011 10:23 PM

Happy Birthday Kathy! Thanks for the interview.

mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

maeve4 wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 12:56 AM

Happy Birthday Kathy!  You absolutely do NOT look to be 60!  (Pokey, cherish those good genes!)  I am 8 years ahead of you, and I definitely recall the 60's but a bit differently for me.  Got married in 1965 to a career Marine and had 3 girls by 1970!  I enjoyed Pokey's interview with you and find it fun to know a little bit about the mother with the fabulously creative and fun daughter.  Stay healthy and enjoy many, many more years of a great life!

ecoviello wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 1:07 AM

Happy Birthday. In 1951 Tony Bennett sang "Because of You" - thank you Pokey's Mum "because of you" we have Pokey. I hope you had a fabulous day and enjoy your  spa treat.

woodsew wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 6:30 AM

Wishing you many more HAPPY years of being creative!!!!

1951 was a GREAT year,  I learned to do the Mexican Hat Dance.  It was the first time I got to have my own bed.  And I won second prize in a Singer Sewing contest at the local dealer's store.  

suemor wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 6:37 AM

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your creative family!

LisaM@59 wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 7:01 AM

Wow, Pokey, your mom looks amazing!  (And now I want to see "Born Yesterday.")  I too had a beautiful mother and people often mistook us for sisters, which used to irk me!  LOL  Still, it was secretly pleasing to be known as the kid with the "cool" parents, and I wouldn't have traded her for anything.  Kathy, enjoy your special day!

gjeneve wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 7:23 AM

Happy Birthday, Kathy.  Enjoy each other as much as you can.  Life is short and meant to be enjoyed.  You both seem to be able to do that.  I'm going to be 70 next week and enjoy my family as you seem to enjoy being together.

dfmrobinson wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 7:26 AM

60 is just a number. Age is what you make it. Your heart gives you the happiness of family, past, present and future-Having family surround you with love and affection is the greatest gift anyone can ever give you. Cheers!

LindaM@167 wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 8:23 AM

Hi Kathy! We, my Grandmother and me, wish you a HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!

It is a blessing to get a Birthday Greeting from her as she just celebrated her 110 and ONE HALF Birthday! We count half birthdays in this family!

Hugs and more vibrant years of life to you!

Linda in Tucson

pamlong wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 8:27 AM

I'm 62 and having some of my best fun ever.  Happy Birthday Kathy. Enjoy enjoy!

Susan@255 wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 8:36 AM

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Happy Birthday to you!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Happy Birthday to you!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Happy Birthday Dear Kathy!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Happy Birthday to you!!

What a blessing for you to have such a creative daughter!!  Hope you had a great day!!!!

msj wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 10:36 AM

Happy Birthday to Pokey's Mom--Hope you do something new to celebrate!

BryndisB wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 11:30 AM

TIL HAMINGJU MEÐ AFMÆLIÐ!  All the way from Iceland :)

Happy Birthday Kathleen, you look so young for your age !

Life is wonderful !

Bryndis Borgedottir

Iceland.

skyle wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 11:32 AM

 Happy birthday, make a point to do everything you want to do while you are still young and vibrant. Don't put it off thinking there will be a better time. Seize each day and make more wonderful memories. Everyday tell your family and friends you love them.  Congratulations!   Lynn D.

cressandra wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 12:23 PM

Happy Birthday Pokeys Mom...60 years young,You look terrific!

sewclassy2 wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 12:28 PM

Hauoli la Hanau!  

In the Asian culture, 60th is very special and celebrated in a very special way.  On your special day, I send you Aloha (wishes from the heart) from Hawaii.  Stay young forever...

on 28 Jun 2011 5:19 PM

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y, Kathy.  I'm following fast in your footsteps!

Enjoy your day, week, month, year . . .

Cheers!

on 28 Jun 2011 6:07 PM

Happy birthday!  This year, you must celebrate for at LEAST a month!  Enjoy!

sewfunquilts wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 6:43 PM

Happy Birthday!  Enjoy to the Max.  Thanks for giving us your talented daughter via Quilting Arts!

lois johnsen wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 6:48 PM

Happy Happy Birthday.. Enjoy every moment !!

on 28 Jun 2011 7:17 PM

Ode to Pokey’s Mom

A former California girl

Whose birthday is in June

Was born across from Disney

And the animated ‘toon.

She listened to the music

Of Elvis and the ‘Stones

And she probably won’t admit it

But a little Davy Jones.

Hippie clothes were all the rage

But if you had some luck

You’d see a psychedelic Peace Sign

Painted on a truck.

All grow’d up she had a girl

She wrote and even sewed

She had lots and lots of talent

Which on Pokey she bestowed.

Now her home’s in Vegas

Where she no longer is a teen.

And one regret that she may have

She has no sewing machine.

So now she has some memories

They always will replay

As she never will forget

The stash that got away!!

gertrie wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 9:22 PM

Happy Birthday!

Age is just a state of mind.  Start feeling younger ha ha.

There is something special between a mother and daughter and you should be proud of what you were able to pass on to your lovely daughter.

Hope you have a great celebration on your birthday!

cacollie wrote
on 29 Jun 2011 8:26 AM

Happy Birthday! You make 60 look doable, and fun! (I'll be there myself in a few more years--will you be my role model?)

Laura54 wrote
on 29 Jun 2011 2:42 PM

Happy birtday from the other side of the ocean!

on 30 Jun 2011 6:15 AM

Dear Kathleen and Pokey,

Where does the time go? It's wonderful to see that you two have a special, close and loving relationship.  Treasure each other and every moment. Hold your loved ones near.  Looking back is fun, but don't yearn for the old days.  These are the days, my friend.  These are the days.

Happy Birthday, Kathleen.

Cheers!

Paula@90 wrote
on 13 Sep 2011 2:14 PM

Happy birthday and my best wishes to you!

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