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Needle a little love?

February 4th, 2008

Inspiried by some slippers I saw in yesterday’s Target ad… up for grabs is a little strawberry needle book I made along with a pack of my favorite, favorite, favorite brand of embroidery needles. Blah, blah, blah… you know how it works. Leave a comment on this post by 10am PST, Friday Feb 8th., and the newest member of my staff will draw a comment number (who’s been too shy to come out up to this point - until now. But not until Friday).  Pattern available here.

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89 Responses

  1. The fabulous dorkyquilts allegedly said:

    Oh I love the little strawberry! Count me in! LOVE your blog, too, always.

  2. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    I prefer jumping right in with both feet and typically it’s the deep end that is my jumping off point. I’m in good company in Sharon the love! I’ll add you to my list of those who are sharing. :O)

  3. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    Oooooh pick me, pick me!!

  4. The fabulous Joy Gross allegedly said:

    oh oh oh me…. I will even drive up and get them… lol

  5. The fabulous Mary Flynn allegedly said:

    Pick Me! I’m one of your lurkers….via Sharon!

  6. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    OHMYGOD WHAT DID THOSE SLIPPERS LOOK LIKE? Crap, no time to head to Target. xo

    Love love love Sharon!

  7. The fabulous kathie allegedly said:

    that needle case/book is so adorable, I want to see what the slippers look like too! Guess I need a trip to Target…wonder if we still have the ad, will have to go look.
    thanks for sharon the love in blogland for one of my favorite bloggers!

  8. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    You had me at LUV Train! So, count me in!!! Love anything handmade by Happy Zombie!

  9. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    That needle book is gorgeous!

  10. The fabulous beverly allegedly said:


  11. The fabulous Deborah allegedly said:

    Let’s hear it for the ‘Sharon Crowd’ - you girls are rockin’ and I’m proud to be in the group. If I could figure out how to blog, I’d make a blog and have some giveaways, but unfortunately I’m one of those folks that find this all kinda challenging. But I’m with you on this issue with Sharon. (and I did read your note where you sadi URL’s and links would be disabled and my comment would be living a life of misery without food, water or TV, so I hope you know how to get in touch with me if I win). If not, woe is me. Congrats for this anyway

  12. The fabulous Andrea allegedly said:

    Fun Fun Fun. Definitely count me in!

  13. The fabulous Crystal allegedly said:

    Jumping in!

    Love your strawberry. :)

  14. The fabulous Norma allegedly said:

    Thow my name in that hat! So nice of you to be “sharon’ with us all.

  15. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    Sharon is such a sweetie…thanks for doing this in her honor.

  16. The fabulous Niki allegedly said:

    Jumpin’ in as well. That is an adorable strawberry!

  17. The fabulous Mary Jo Jones allegedly said:

    I really need some needles…love the strawberry…please count me in..Thanks!

    Mary Jo

  18. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    So cute and so sweet. Is it an original pattern??


  19. The fabulous Valerie allegedly said:

    I ’spose I might take a break from lurking and comment if there’s a strawberry needlebook involved. :) Too cute!

  20. The fabulous ellen crimi-trent allegedly said:

    okay sign me up but I never win anything! I will be in NYC all weekend and will not be able to find out until Sunday I guess so I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed!!


  21. The fabulous Emily allegedly said:

    What a cute little strawberry needle book!

  22. The fabulous Traci allegedly said:


    Just wanted to be included in the fun!
    Pick Me!


  23. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    Well I can’t swim very well but I’m jumpin in with both feet. And you are the best Ms. Zombie Momma!!! Thank you sooooo much for Sharon the love!! There’s enough of it to go around. LOL!!! And did Doe say LUV TRAIN???

  24. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    I wanna play too! I’ll even come out of lurkdom to jump in the deep end! Love your blog by the way…

  25. The fabulous carol eldridge allegedly said:

    of course sign me up…I love red strawberries….it is so cute…always fun to have something made by such a talented creative person!


  26. The fabulous Emilee allegedly said:

    Faithful lurker here… I love the needlebook! I don’t have a needlebook, so I’d love to win!

  27. The fabulous Morah allegedly said:

    OMG this is adorable. Jumpin’ in the water here….

  28. The fabulous Vickie allegedly said:

    Oh! I have to join the Sharon group! She’s great!
    Please add me to the drawing! That strawberry is great!

  29. The fabulous Pat allegedly said:

    I think that this is such a great way to show support for Sharon.

  30. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    Oh how I wish I can be the winner so I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed! WOO HOO!
    Hugs to ya’
    Connie W @ Simply Quilted

  31. The fabulous Kimberly C. allegedly said:

    How cute is that?? I’d love a chance to win your adorable strawberry needle holder!


  32. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    Hey thanks for sharon the links.. I am just about to go and visit my friend Shazza this arvo.. the strawberry is gorgeous.. a bit like myself actually *W*

    thanks for Sharon the love!


  33. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Great little needle book, have added your blog to the ever growing list of Sharon luv giveaways.

  34. The fabulous shannon allegedly said:

    That strawberry is adorable. I followed your link to sharon’s blog and read about what has been going on. I can’t believe something like that could happen.

  35. The fabulous Tina Dillon allegedly said:

    What a bright and cheery blog - this is my first visit. I’d love to be included in your special giveaway and entirely agree with the sentiment behind it.
    Tina Dillon

  36. The fabulous Nanna Jamma allegedly said:

    You are the best - always! What a great give away, too! Something handmade by the wonderful and talented Ms. Z!! I also like that your “Sharon” the love!!

  37. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    Adorable needlebook!

  38. The fabulous Perry allegedly said:

    What a lovely thing you are doing. Sharon the love…she deserves it. I think she brings a lot of that to a lot of people.

  39. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    Pool? Did you say POOL?!? — you know I’m allover that with my flowered bathing cap and pathetic synchronized swimming routines ….. I’m ready to do my cannon ball off of the high dive ……. SPLASH !!!! (it wasn’t pretty …. but sign me up for that cutey patootey strawberry !)

  40. The fabulous Christina allegedly said:

    I’m coming out of lurkdom!
    I love the needlebook! Makes me think of nice weather! :)

  41. The fabulous Lynne in Hawaii allegedly said:

    I REALLY enjoy your cheerful blog. I enjoy seeing what others are doing. The creative ideas are terrific! Thanks for the joy!

  42. The fabulous Janet McKinney allegedly said:

    Well you got me out of lurkdom to Thank you for a wonderful blog.
    Janet McKinney

  43. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Oh! Just love the love going on. Girl power unite.
    Put me in please, pleasssse.

  44. The fabulous DianeM allegedly said:

    Hey Zombie! Please include me in your drawing :)
    Thanks, DianeM

  45. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Love the strawberry…would be great covered in chocolate!! Oh wait that is not a real one. That’s okay it looks pretty real and doubles as a needle case…count me in!

  46. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Oooo, wouldn’t it be cool if I won, then came in person to pick it up? We could have lunch in your backyard, well, at least in your sunken living room and look out back! :) This summer, I hope to be out eating REAL strawberries with you! :)

  47. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Love your site. I try to check i every day but alas life gets in the way. Lovely little needle holder. I will have to look up where I can find those needles. Seems I can never find the right ones.

  48. The fabulous Anina allegedly said:

    I love it. It makes me wish strawberry season was here. You know how much I love to read about all your adventures. :-)

  49. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    I totally love macro, too! It’s so fun. You can see minute things you’d never be able to see with the naked eye….why do they say the ‘naked eye’? Are there clothes for eyes I should know about? Have I been walking around shamelessly promoting ocular nudeness without knowing it? Hm.

  50. The fabulous mimi2 allegedly said:

    Way to cute !!! Please count me in too !!!
    Just love, love, love, your site. I have to check it each and everyday to make sure I don’t miss a thing. You keep me inspired !!

  51. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Well, lookee there — there’s another blogger tryin’ to buy some friends ROFLOL!!!! You’re a sweetheart!

  52. The fabulous Ashley allegedly said:

    I mostly want to comment so it will say “The fabulous Ashley allegedly said…”

    Anyway, what a cute needle book.

  53. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Strawberries and Piecemakers two of my favourite things. Count me in.

  54. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    Lovely stuff. Just lovely. You do good work and thanks for supporting other women bloggers.

  55. The fabulous Lisa thedomesticdiva allegedly said:

    that is the sweetest strawberry!!! I, too, am having a giveaway on my blog, but it’s nowhere as cute as your giveaway (just a sewing book…LOL).

    Hope your day is off to a great start!

    With friendship,

  56. The fabulous Lauri allegedly said:

    Aaaaaahhhhhhhhh! That strawberry! I don’t care if it’s a needlebook, a pincushion or just a strawberry stuffie! I LOVE it! It’s sooo red and would look sooooooooooooo great in my Aqua studio!!! ;)

  57. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    So glad you are supporting Sharon too!!
    Love the strawberry needlekeeper…though inspired by target slippers…it reminds me a bit of Martha Stewart’s christmas ornies sold at k-mart last year.

  58. The fabulous Bren allegedly said:

    Too cute, please include me as well. Blessings.

  59. The fabulous lyn allegedly said:

    Sharing for Sharon,
    I’m in, and thank you for the kindness and loyalty to another blogger

  60. The fabulous deb allegedly said:

    omg those are my fav needles too, I love going to Piecemakers, one of my fav stores here in So Cal!!!!

  61. The fabulous Rachel allegedly said:

    I have had a thing for strawberries since I was a tiny little girl. Daddy helped me plant a strawberry patch and mom made me a ceramic tea set (child sized) with lovely strawberry decals on it. And then along came my girls and I am always draw to the little dresses and outfits that have strawberries on them. What I’m trying to say, is that I LOVE that needlebook!!! It is so precious, truly too cute!!!

    I just think everyone is so fab for doing this to cheer her up; she is such a sweet person!

  62. The fabulous Winona allegedly said:

    Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. I love the strawberry and have wanted to start learning embroidery.

  63. The fabulous Darlene allegedly said:

    I love that you’re “Sharon the love” - that’s very sweet of you!

    I’m jumping in with both feet so please include me! :-)

  64. The fabulous Kelli allegedly said:

    Would you consider doing a tutorial for that needlecase? That embroidery is nothing short of perfect! I just love it. Thank you!

  65. The fabulous coffeechris allegedly said:

    Hope you pick me for that berry sweet prize … I want to try your favorite needles and have that strawberry to hold them. Really enjoy your work and blog..thank you

  66. The fabulous Carey allegedly said:

    Wow aren’t these giveaways the best ! Love your blog.

  67. The fabulous Vero allegedly said:

    Hallo !!I want to be in !! Your work is amazing , and love the gift that you put there for Sharon . I am happy with the big number of Friends that Sharon has in the Blogland . Hugs from chile , Vero

  68. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    Very cute needle book and nice of you to support Sharon in this way.

  69. The fabulous Beth Jennings allegedly said:

    Love your blog. That strawberry is adorable.

  70. The fabulous june gibbons allegedly said:

    i just found your blog, love it!! even more when i found out you live in astoria. this was my husband’s first cg station out of flight school way back in 1989. wow! i had two of my babies there. still miss it so much. astoria has come along way since then, which is great to see. i can’t wait to visit and go the bridgwater. yummy. thanks for all the inspiration:)

  71. The fabulous Kim Pebley allegedly said:

    I LOVE strawberries… this is absolutely adorable!!!!!!!! If I don’t win I will have to try and make one.. Thanks for sharing!
    Sharon is so lucky to have so many friends that care about her.

  72. The fabulous Tina Eggert allegedly said:

    ok, coming out of the “lurking” arena & jumping in as well….Love the needlecase! Giving me ideas to try some other shapes (maybe a pineapple?) anywho, thank you for the tute as well & love your site. Bye for now…

  73. The fabulous Anne allegedly said:

    That is the cutest needle book I have ever seen!!! I’d love to be the winner. I have also posted a support giveaway on my blog. Welcome to put your name in the bowl.

  74. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Love the strawberry. (Can’t wait to be able to go to the U-Pick farm…)

  75. The fabulous Margy allegedly said:

    Wonderful needlebook and a great thought for Sharon.

  76. The fabulous sherry allegedly said:

    Thanks for offering the giveaway & “sharon” the love in quilters blogland!

  77. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    LOVELY little needlebook! I’m just beginning to learn how to embroider and this would be a “SWEET” little incentive to keep learning! Such a nice give-away! Thanks!!

  78. The fabulous Jenna Z allegedly said:

    I love your description of the party that everyone is invited to! Thanks for inviting me! And thanks for a chance to win!

  79. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    Ooooh — count me in too please!!! I love Sharon’s blog — and giveaways? Love those too :0).

  80. The fabulous Moog allegedly said:

    Got on my floaties, mask and flippers - ready to dive in, as well!

  81. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Add me to the list of strawberry pincushion lovers! Too darn cute!

  82. The fabulous Jeanne allegedly said:

    Such a cute needlecase. Please add my name to the draw in support of Sharon.

  83. The fabulous Just Plain Jane allegedly said:

    How cute! I love to embroider and would love the needlebook. Please enter me into the give-away.

  84. The fabulous Jen (sewandsox) allegedly said:

    I put a link to your pattern on my blog but never commented here to WIN the needle book and needles!!! Well, here I am. Thanks again for the pattern.

  85. The fabulous Lilia allegedly said:

    Ooo, I want it, I want it!

  86. The fabulous Carla allegedly said:

    Please add me to the contenders for the darling strawberry!

  87. The fabulous Pieces allegedly said:

    Ohmigosh, that is too cute! You are so talented.

  88. The fabulous Christie allegedly said:

    “One day when I grow up, I want to be like you!” Said my blog to yours.

  89. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Hi Monica,Pls put me in the draw for the needlecase, it is so cute.

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