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Happy Zombiversary!

May 4th, 2007

I’m a few days late, as it was the 1st anniversary of Happy Zombie on May 1st. What started out as Cheese Zombie, a blog of stuff, rants, observations, blah, blah, blah… not much fun and didn’t make me happy. And then, one happy day on May 1st, 2006… I discovered crafty blogs and I KNEW that was for me. And Happy Zombie was born. Still not potty trained - but a year old!

I celebrate because I’ve made bloggy friends IRL, online bloggy friends and bloggy friends who I want to meet IRL. All because of commenting in this crafty-blogging-loveland. I’ve been inspired, I’ve been moved, I’ve been touched, I’ve been flattered… it just goes on and on. Every one of you (and some I’ve yet still to discover, so comment please) has brought happiness and inspiration into my life. For fear of leaving someone out who’s impacted my life, please clicky clicky in my blogroll (The Lunch Box) to visit the bloggers who inspire and enrich my life.

To celebrate my blogiversary, one lucky commentor will receive from me a bundle of Wash Tub Prints. If this is what it takes to de-lurk you… so be it! HA! I am giving away something very special to me. The fabric designer of the Wash Tub Prints is my good friend Karen (my sister-friend) and I love to brag about her and all her successes. A little bit of me is in this fabric in the form of words. If you look at the panel print, you will see “All the days of the week, A happy life I shall keep“. Yup… that was “authored” by moi. It was tweaked a bit, as originally I penned it “Every day of the week, a happy home I shall keep“. So there you have it - the closest I’ll ever become to being a fabric designer. A bit of me to one of you. Please leave a comment and on the 8th of May (which is one week and one day after my Zombiversary) I will draw one lucky name.   UPDATED:  Changed to the 9th of May.

Hearts and crafts,
Monica :)

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93 Responses

  1. The fabulous Autum allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary to the sweetest blogger in blogland!! I’m so glad to have crossed cyber paths with you. Here’s to many, many more Zombiversaries!!! (now draw my name)

  2. The fabulous Darlene allegedly said:

    I have a lot of fun visiting your blog on a very regular basis! You’ve inspired so many, as well.

    By the way, last night I was thumbing through Bundles of Fun and there you were - your name in lights! Exciting, I’m sure!

    I’d love to have Wash Tub Prints but I never win anything so I won’t hold my breath. Sigh! :-)

    Happy Blogiversary!

  3. The fabulous Darlene allegedly said:

    Oh no, I’m a wee bit sad :-( my blog doesn’t inspire or enrich your life. :-( My blog is not in your Lunchbox! :-( It’s ok, I’ll just be right here in my little corner of the world pouting. No, no don’t worry about me, I’ll be just fine. :-(

    HA… you are now! You SHOULD have been there (you are though in my Bloglines). So Missy Pouty… and where is YOUR blogroll? Tis I who pout now. :-p

  4. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    Happy Zombieversary! I’m really glad I found you, I always look forward to new posts and more from Mimi!

  5. The fabulous Kirsty allegedly said:

    Happy happy, Miss Zombie ;-) And happy to Mimi, too!! You always make me smile.

  6. The fabulous Jeanine allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary!!!! Totally love your blog. My fingers are crossed. Oh boy, I hope I get lucky.

  7. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    I just discovered your blog a couple of days ago from a link on another blog. I look forward to seeing more!

  8. The fabulous Shanna allegedly said:

    happy blogaversary! thanks again for the tips on astoria!

  9. The fabulous LauraJ allegedly said:

    I love this place! I just love how Mimi writes about her adventures. I love the quilts, the colors. Everything makes me so happy when I stop by. Such an inspiration. Thank you. May I enter the contest.

  10. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    Congratulations Happy Zombie! I’m glad to say that meeting new friends on crafty-blogland is so easy. And would like to meet each and everyone of them in person. Like this girl I know, who has this wonderful blog about crafting, food (great salad BTW), ideas, life and especially “Mimi”. She’s also generous, part-time fabric designer, pattern designer, a techie, funny, friendly nad super sweet. Yes Monica, you’re all that and a bag of chips! I wish you many happy blogiversaries to come.

  11. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    …”and” super sweet. Not “nad” super sweet. I wouldn’t know anything about that! LOLOLOL!!!! I just thought of something dirty. lol!

    Boy, i hate typos especially mine.

  12. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Happy anniversary, Monica! Thanks for sharing yourself in this blog. I love reading it and being inspired by it!

  13. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh…I am going gaga over that fabric!! I love visiting your blog and I’m so glad you are my friend:):) Happy anniversary!!! LOVE YOU!!!

  14. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    I’m just glad you have this so we could stay connected with all the miles between us. Happy Zombiversary and many, many more (I hope!!). love ya chickee!! :)

  15. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    Happy Bloggie-versary! I’m so glad I came across your cute little spot in blogland! For many reasons, but mainly because Oh dear lord, woman, you make me LAUGH!!! And what’s better than laughing and crafting? Oh, um,…maybe Hello Kitty, Laughing and Crafting…Perfect! The Bloggie Trifecta!

  16. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    I have been subscribed to your log for about 3 months and have enjoyed reading it everyday. Thanks so much and it will be ok to just draw my name out of the little box!

  17. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    I am new to this blog but I am really enjoying it. I look forward to reading more.

  18. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary my online friend (did I spell that right?) You’ve certainly brightened many of my days with tales of Mimi and pictures of your wonderful projects. I still am hoping that one of these days we can meet in person. Come warmer weather it will be time for me to hop in the car for a trip up through Astoria to stop and the primitive shop and on to Anna Lena’s. It would bore hubby to death so I’ll just have to find a quilty friend to drag along. It would be so much fun if we could meet then.

  19. The fabulous laurie allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary, sweet Monica!!

  20. The fabulous Jeannie allegedly said:

    Happy Zombieversary! You live in one of my favorite areas and I am so envious! I visit your blog daily and I am always inspired. Thank you so much. Cheers!

  21. The fabulous Ang allegedly said:

    HAppy Blogiversary!!!! Your always fabulous inspiration!!! Beautiful fabrics! Love making new friends in blogland,an eye opener for me thats for sure, since i started mine!! Have a great week!

  22. The fabulous Jeannie allegedly said:

    I forgot to say hi to Mimi! She is so cute! I have a little one also. An 1950’s child’s Singer. Gracie lives in her little plaid case and still sews like a dream when I crank her wheel.

  23. The fabulous Darlene allegedly said:

    I’m smiling now :-) teehee! No more pouting (well, for now!) I do feel much better.

    I need to add a list of my favs to the sidebar of my blog - someday! Yes, you’d definitely be in that list.

    Who said it doesn’t help to whine????? LOL

  24. The fabulous May Britt allegedly said:

    Happy blogiversary. Blogging is so wonderful and fun. I did not imagine how it would be when I started blogging in august last year. How many friends I would get, and how fun it is.

    A big hug from me and good luck with the next year of blogging.

  25. The fabulous May Britt allegedly said:

    And please pick me :)

    (I had a dream last night I won in Lotto, so I have to buy a ticket there today. But perhaps it was this lottery I was to win LOL )

  26. The fabulous kathie allegedly said:

    I really enjoy reading your blog and loved reading about Mimi’s travels !
    I have been subscribed to your blog for a couple of months, Happy Blogiversary!!!!!
    Keep writing!

  27. The fabulous Wende allegedly said:

    Congrats, Monica. One year is a great milestone. Here’s to year two! :D

  28. The fabulous Wende allegedly said:

    Oh, and I adore that photo you took of the fabric. Uber cool, you are.

  29. The fabulous Jane Weston allegedly said:

    Congrats on a year! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and I really enjoy it.


  30. The fabulous Christiane allegedly said:

    Happy Zombieversary to you and your Mimi,whose adventures I adore, you really know how to lure the lurkers with such preeeetty fabric.
    Like to apply for your blogroll:-)), I have a translation tool, okay something like babelfish but it works… I hope and you’re the first to know what’s going on on the craft front in good old Germany.More lovely blogging years to come!

  31. The fabulous suesue allegedly said:

    happy blogiversary! i love reading your blog–it inspires me and makes me laugh. especially the adventures of mimi! the prints are delightful-what a talented sis. i’d love to be lucky enough to win them. so here’s to delurking.

  32. The fabulous Eren allegedly said:

    Happy Blogiversary indeed! Cant wait to see what the next year brings for you.

  33. The fabulous Quilting Fitzy allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary!


  34. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    Happy Anniversary :) I love you blog, and read it regularly! Mimi’s adventures are the best! I’d love to be entered in the drawing :)

    Thanks for the generous offer, and here’s to many more anniversaries


  35. The fabulous Carrie S. allegedly said:

    Happy Blogversary! I’m so glad I found you!

  36. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Hiya! I’m a BIG fan of washtub prints. I’ve got those top three fabrics, but not the others, so throw my name into the pot. Hey, I just won Carrie’s contest so maybe I’ll have a two-peat! I added your blog to my blogroll yesterday, so my karma should be really good right now… ;o)

    Happy Blogiversary!

  37. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    So I “allegedly” made that last comment? Hahaha! Well at least you called me fabulous. :oD

  38. The fabulous Ash allegedly said:

    I absolutely love your blog! And yay for your anniversary! I look forward to reading more and more. The fabric is absolutely beautiful, also.

  39. The fabulous lindiepindie allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary! I had no idea you ever had another blog, but the story is sweet. And definitely by her 3rd Zombiversary, I expect potty training to have occured!

  40. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    As I read your blog daily, I can hear your infectious giggle! Happy versary, my friend. On to the potty!!!

  41. The fabulous Pieces allegedly said:

    It would be so cool to be a fabric designer! But that would take actual talent and an eye for design and color and everything else I don’t have. To be immortalized on fabric is pretty cool!

  42. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    Cheers to another year of being fabulous! :)

  43. The fabulous ~ robyn allegedly said:

    Oh Happy Day it Be
    That Day of Anniversary
    When Fabric Dances and Mimi Sings
    With Blogging Beats to the Zombie Queen!

    Happy Zombieversary!

  44. The fabulous michelle allegedly said:

    I have an unhealthy relationship with fabric. ;) Happy blogiversary.

  45. The fabulous Samantha allegedly said:

    Happy Zombieversary! I so enjoy visiting your blog every day. I *heart* your Mimi. I have a little girl who needs one of Mimi’s sisters, I think. :-)

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  46. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Today was my first visit to your blog and what should I find but a giveaway of the very fabric I have been drooling over in quilt magazine ads. I think it was meant to be–pick me, pick me! Happy anniversary. Diane

  47. The fabulous Donna R allegedly said:

    Happy blogiversary! And many more!

  48. The fabulous Jennifer Lewis allegedly said:

    I have started many blogs and then in October my life just started spinning. I’ve been on overdrive and it is just now starting to wind down. My plan is to start a new blog that focuses on my quilt making. I started quilting about 4 years ago, after I received a beautiful tumbling block quilt when my daughter was born. Once I started, I haven’t looked back. I’m a fabricholic. I love the colors you choose. You have a great eye for design. I’m excited that you had your saying on fabric. Be proud! That is VERY cool. Keep up the good blog. I really enjoy reading and being inspired by all the wonderful crafters out in blog land. The world needs more crafters!!!

  49. The fabulous beki allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary!! I lift up my mojito to you (still celebrating cinco de mayo at the moment!). Now that I know your blog was born on the same day as my sweet little Ava, you have a special place in my heart :-)

  50. The fabulous Rachael allegedly said:

    Happy Anniversary. May is a busy month. Yeah, I made your blogroll. I seriously need to update mine.

  51. The fabulous Rosemary P. allegedly said:

    Happy Anniversary! Just lovely!

  52. The fabulous Jenny-up the hill allegedly said:

    I just came across your blog a few weeks ago and I had bookmarked it so I could include it in my Friday Link Love post on my blog. I really have enjoyed my visits here and will certainly be back!! Congrats on your anniversary!!

  53. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary Monica!

    I’ve finally sewn up some of my stash of Washtub Prints. They are now brightening up my laundry.

  54. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    OOOOO, a fabric I don’t have! I love your blog but have been to shy to comment. Happy zombiblogaversary Monica, it’s nice to meet you!

  55. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Happy blogoversary. So glad you’re here….

  56. The fabulous marlene allegedly said:

    ho hum, you’ve snagged a lurker, altho I’ve been wanting to post that you and Mimi have been keeping me in stitches!! So happy that you turned happy! Congratulations keep bloggin!

  57. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Love your blog. Happy Zombieversary!

  58. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    WOW!!!!! I made it into your lunch box!!!!! I am sooooooo excited!! Thank you!!!! :)

    Happy Zombiversary. I can’t even begin to tell you how much you have inspired me, and made me laugh. You are super sweet, and I am so glad to call you my bloggie friend.

  59. The fabulous Concha allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary! I love love love your blog! :)

  60. The fabulous Reethi allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary, and wishes for many more!

  61. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary!

    How cool is it that your quote is there? Color me jealous.

  62. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Oh, Monica, congratulations! I am so excited for your first blogiversary–and even more excited because I got to see the cover of Quilts and More magazine at Market this week–and there was your quilt–ON THE COVER!!!!!! You rock! I am so proud of you–and so happy that I know you IRL.

  63. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    Happy Blogiversary and many more to come. I really enjoy reading your blog!

  64. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    Happy anniversary, Zombie Queen! I love your blog, your humor, your graphics — and especially you choice in fabrics! Keep up the good work.

  65. The fabulous Cottage Magpie allegedly said:

    Ooh, ooh! Pick me, pick me! :-)

    Congratulations and Happy Zombiversary!! I’m so glad I found you! I’m looking forward to rolling onward to year 2!

  66. The fabulous Elissa allegedly said:

    I love your blog all the way over here in Australia. It makes me feel happy everytime I read it although sometimes I think I might be missing the joke. It always brings a smile to my face. Thank you from a working Mum of two young chidren that loves this blog of sanity.

  67. The fabulous Diane Lord allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary! I love your blog and visit you each and every morning as soon as I get to the office (when I should be working). I love, love, love your wash tub prints. Gots to get me some!

  68. The fabulous debbi allegedly said:

    I so love your blog! I will sometimes sneek over to my computer mid-class to check in. So glad I found you.

    P.S. Mimi’s 2 cousins are nameless still, but by mid June they will have new homes and names!

  69. The fabulous Lindsey (Yankee Girl Designs) allegedly said:

    Hi there, I’m de-lurking :) Happy blogaversary baby! I’ve only been reading for about 2 weeks but I’m lovin’ your blog already!

  70. The fabulous Tami allegedly said:

    Happy Blogiversary!! I’ve been having fun reading the adventures of Mimi these last few weeks. She’s such a cute little machine and looks like she’s having a blast. Makes me have a little bit of a giggle. :-)

  71. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    Love your blog! It is so fresh and inspiring! Jan

  72. The fabulous laeroport allegedly said:

    Go Monica! It’s your blog birthday! Thanks for being a bright spot in my day!

  73. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    I really love your blog - it is beautifully designed and your postings inspire! I haven’t been lurking for long - honest!

  74. The fabulous gebah allegedly said:

    thought i’d finally delurk….i’ve been enjoying you blog and thought it was about time i said “hi”….

    of course the possibility of adding that lovely fabric NEVAH crossed my mind….lol

  75. The fabulous capello allegedly said:

    happy anniversary!

    (and i heart-heart-gush-gush love that fabric!)

  76. The fabulous Sara, The Wine Makers wife allegedly said:

    Love you, love yoru blog and your fabrics are even better!! ^_- Happy Anniversary!

  77. The fabulous Claire allegedly said:

    Happy blogiversary, friend!

  78. The fabulous Danielle allegedly said:

    Delurking to say happy blogiversary! I discovered Happy Zombie because of your fabric folding tutorial, which I plan to put to good use in my new — and organized — craft room!

  79. The fabulous Shelly allegedly said:

    I too found you in fabric folding. Congratulations on the blogiversary! I love the adventures of MIMI. It’s too funny.

  80. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Congrats on the blogiversary! I am a long time lurker first time commentor, so yes you are dragging us all out! So glad that you extended the date so that I could have a chance to win the wash tub prints!

    Keep up the fun and inspiring blogging! : )

  81. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Congrats! I’m so glad I came across your blog, it makes me laugh everytime you post. Your writing is witty and lovely, and your photoshop skills are keen. :o)

  82. The fabulous Lettie allegedly said:

    I enjoy your blog. I have been following it since the adventures of Mimi and her travels. I love your fabric sense and have been so inspired by your work. I’m a true fabric-o-holic and have enjoyed the many fabric projects you have made.

  83. The fabulous Regina allegedly said:

    Just discovered your fun blog. I love fabric, too.
    Look forward to more cool ideas.

  84. The fabulous Regina allegedly said:

    P.S. I don’t have a blog so my email address is [edited for privacy]. Thanks for having a giveaway! Happy anniversary!

  85. The fabulous Tiff allegedly said:

    Delurking to add my name to the hat. I love your blog, especially all your use of red and aqua.
    Happy Zombiversary!!!

  86. The fabulous Cory allegedly said:

    Monica, Love the Wash Tub Prints. I have always had a thing for thirties prints. I enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work.:)

  87. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary! Even though I’m late, just got home a little while ago. Went to download photos and OMG had to check mail.. well now blogs.. good gravy.

  88. The fabulous violet allegedly said:

    Happy Zombiversary! Gosh I nearly missed this!! lol Really enjoy reading your blog…even though I don’t comment much. :-)

  89. The fabulous Doodlebug Gail allegedly said:

    Just found your very happy looking Blog and am looking forward to delving into your archives. Happy Blog-a-versary …. may you have many more.

  90. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    Whew! I cannot believe I made it! That was a close one. So here I am, the 90th commenter. Wow.

    Monica-you rock!

  91. The fabulous melzie allegedly said:

    Love your blog I’ll be back :) Enter me purty please! xoxo melzie

  92. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    I can’t believe I made it either! Monica, you are so sweet and I love your blog. I’m glad you switched to a crafter blog, otherwise I might not have found you.

    Since I probably won’t win, I’m now off to find those FABULOUS fabrics!

  93. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Happy blogaversary, but even more importantly, congrats on the mag! You must be totally beside yourself with excitement! Time to celebrate!

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