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Why I was pee’ing all over myself…

August 9th, 2011

… because of this:

American Patchwork & Quilting October 2011 issue, and it features me. Yes, me! OHH. MMM. GEE… me! Profiled!! I still think they came to my house accidentally, and there’s another Monica out there still waiting for the Better Homes & Gardens crew to show up. PLEASE, rush out a buy this issue before it’s discoved they have the wrong Monica and the issue is recalled!!
American Patchwork and Quilting - October 2011
Oh, and I have a project in it too - Bubble Runner! I’ll let sweet Sarah show it to you - because I’m off to hunt for some towels and a mop.

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76 Responses

  1. The fabulous Johanna allegedly said:

    I was so excited to see you in the magazine. I love the project too. I can’t even imagine how it must feel to open a magazine and see yourself looking back at you. Spooky! I think I’d need a mop too. Congrats!

  2. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Congratulations Monica! I’m SO HAPPY for you!!!

    I’m very, very sure American Patchwork & Quilting had the RIGHT Monica! Who else is so quilty, crafty and inspirational!?!?

    I was getting a bit worried since you hadn’t posted since Yam Camp. So glad the silence has ended in such a sweet way!

  3. The fabulous Sarah@PingsAndNeedles allegedly said:

    woohoo! Congratulations old bean! The bubble runner looks fab and I can’t wait to get my hands on the issue to have a good read!

    I’m having such a lovely time with your Mochi Yum … I’ve teamed it with a really lightweight pale blue linen and it’s just delicious … going to be hard to give away :)

    Hope you clear up that pee properly, don’t wanna slip, Monica …

    Have a lovely day! xx

  4. The fabulous kate spain allegedly said:

    Congratulations at last!!! Smoochie to youchie on such a fabulous feature! Can’t wait to get my copy (or three). xxoo

  5. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    Congrats! Such a cute project. I don’t mind sharing you with the world at all!

  6. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    How absolutely stupendous for you!

  7. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Congratulations! You must be on cloud 9. I will have a peek in the book shop to see if they have American Quilter, but quilting mags are hard to find here in IRL. I’ll give it a shot, though ;)

  8. The fabulous Natalie V2 allegedly said:

    Seeing what you do, your sweet skills… the only surprise is that your work isn’t in more magazines. In time. It is inevitable!

  9. The fabulous marcella allegedly said:

    Congratulations! That is such exciting news! I have to say, I have been most jealous of those dessert plates ever since I saw the magazine. Must have those plates! :-)

  10. The fabulous Shirlene allegedly said:

    Don’t sell yourself short!! You are a fabulous designer and you make things quick and easy. Thanks. The article is terrific. I meant to write to you when I got my issue in the mail but then things happened-ya know!

  11. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Congrats! I have the magazine but haven’t cracked it yet - now I will SOON!

  12. The fabulous Shyla allegedly said:

    I got mine in the mail the other day and was so excited to see you! Congratulations I saw the runner and I am looking forward to making it maybe with some Halloween then a Christmas one.

  13. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    Oooooh, this is so exciting. I can’t wait to read it. I wish I’d known a few hours ago when I was near the newsstand that sells every magazine known to man.

    It’s so exciting that I can say, “I knew her when . . .”

  14. The fabulous Hollie allegedly said:

    That’s awesome! I can’t wait to rush out and buy a copy. Congratulations!

  15. The fabulous Ruth Fidino allegedly said:

    Oh man I know someone who is famous! When somebody asks me about my brush with greatness I’m gonna tell them I know you. Congrats on being the right Monica!

  16. The fabulous Sandra Davidson allegedly said:

    I have the magazine and I loved the article about you and the project is cute and happy fabric. Congrats you deserve it.

  17. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    Congrats to you!! How exciting! And you totally crack me up, btw. :)

  18. The fabulous Pam Bush allegedly said:

    Maybe you can design some Happy Zombie Depends for occasions like this :) Seriously you looked adorable in the article and I am so proud and happy for you! Now get to the mop. Don’t wanna break a hip.

  19. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    It’s just too cute! The artice is great! You soooo deserve it!! I love your sewing studio!!

  20. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    They got the right Monica!! Congratulate!! Go celebrate!

  21. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    I’ll be searching the magazine rack at work for this issue! Congratulations, Monica! They so did not get it wrong. :) Love the bubble runner- it’s so cute! But, I would not expect anything less.

  22. The fabulous daisy allegedly said:

    no way was this a mistake - you’re the only HAPPY ZOMBIE MONICA :) - can’t wait to get this issue but of course it’ll be close to christmas in australia before we see it - I’m sure it will be worth the wait - hope that pee doesn’t stain !!

  23. The fabulous Jona allegedly said:

    Eek! I need to go get that now! There is no other Monica….in fact you are like Cher, Madonna, and Beyonce. When people hear “Monica” they know it can only mean you! Congratulations my wonderful friend!!

  24. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    Seriously Zombie, why wouldn’t they pick you? You totally rock the world of quilting :)

  25. The fabulous Pam Gavin allegedly said:

    It’s about time! You’re a rock star! And I so love your Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabric. I can’t wait to get a copy of the mag!

  26. The fabulous Allegory allegedly said:

    I know what magazine I’m going to be hunting down this week!

  27. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    Very nice article… it was the first thing I read :)

  28. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    CONGRATS!!!! I am so excited for you! There is no “other” Monica!!! Only you!

  29. The fabulous Denise allegedly said:

    So exciting! Congratulations!!!!!

  30. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    I have that issue, but am saving it for when I have the time to savor it all. I peeked at Sarah’s picture of it, and I want it! Too yummy for words. I’m starting to get a little worried about you, Monica. You seem to be having lots of episodes of peeing on yourself. Maybe you should take Whoopie’s advice and load up on Poise.

  31. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    That was a really fun article and interview! It was a very Happy Zombie surprise to read all about you and your tiny little studio, which of course we see lots of on your blog!

    You simply must learn to clench at both ends, I tellya!

  32. The fabulous Anne Heidi allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh how exciting, congratulations!!!!!! I can’t wait for my copy to arrive- it always takes longer to get to Norway for some reason…. lol. I can’t wait to read the article :-) So happy for you!

  33. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Congrates Monica - I have already read the article, its great and its great to “meet” the person who represents The Happy Zombie.

  34. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Eeeeeek!!! I haven’t seen it yet — CONGRATULATIONS!!! You Da Bomb! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. And that bubble runner is just too cute. You KNOW that bubble runner is going to appear in Happy Mochi Yum Yum, right???

  35. The fabulous carol allegedly said:

    Hah! I just bought that magazine BECAUSE you were in it!

  36. The fabulous Debra B. allegedly said:

    This is my first time to your blog.Just finished looking thru APQ and HAD to look you up. So glad I did! Your website is sooo bright and cheery! You are an amazingly talented woman!! I can’t wait to make the Bubble Runner quilt for my grands.

  37. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    Aha, I’ve seen the lovely bubble runner at Sarahs’ already, but I can’t wait to find the mag on news stands here to read all about you. You need to get yourself some Depends for next time, girl (they may come in handy for next Yam camp, too, thinking of all the cackling you girls do!!). Woohoo - new mag for the beach, coming right up!!!

  38. The fabulous kathie allegedly said:

    congrats I love seeing your sewing studio and all the neat things you have! I have always enjoyed the posts on your blog over the years of your sewing space as well.
    Adorable project in the magazine, aren’t they just the best to work with?

  39. The fabulous Sharon Yeager allegedly said:

    Big old Congrats to you. But seriously clean up the wee wee. I don’t think they would take kindly to that. lolol Loved seeing and reading you!!!!

  40. The fabulous Jen Duncan allegedly said:

    Congratulations Monica! I got it a week or so ago and immediately recognized YOUR studio. So cool! I hopped on the puter to write and tell you how proud and happy I was for you but maybe I had an old address. Anyway…you deserve the best!! Big thumbs up :-)

  41. The fabulous Mary Ellen allegedly said:

    Congratulations!!! We’ve never met but I showed the article to my husband and said, “that’s my online friend, Monica!” How cool is that !!! Love your designs, keep up the good work

  42. The fabulous Cindy Smith allegedly said:

    Monica!! My HERO!! I sent you a tweet the day I got my magazine. (not sure you saw it) We get them right from the bindery (due to the company I work for - which this magazine is a client of ours) and I was sitting at my desk when I flipped through it and saw you! I jumped up and started doing the happy dance!! I was/am THRILLED for you!!

  43. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    Bought it, read it, loved it. I was very excited when I saw the bubble runner and am on a hunt of my own to find some Yum Yum to make me one.

  44. The fabulous Connie allegedly said:

    Looked for the magazine while I was out today but the store where I was didn’t have it. Will keep looking. Can’t wait. Congrats, Miz Zombie! :)

  45. The fabulous Billie K allegedly said:


  46. The fabulous liveacolorfullife allegedly said:

    I have that magazine and was so excited when I read your article. I might have said out loud, “Hey, I KNOW her!!” I mean, we HAVE emailed back and forth a couple of times so we DO know each other, right?? Anyway, super great article. Gorgeous pics!

  47. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    I was so surprised & happy for you when I got my AP&Q in the mail last week. This is just your time! So glad to see your success.

  48. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    How very fun, I did get my copy the other day and once again I drooled over your space and your fabric and that pattern…hurrah!

  49. The fabulous Karen a/k/a/ TheLazyQuilter allegedly said:

    Was so totally happy when I saw you in the mag - you are awesome!

  50. The fabulous Sandy Murphy allegedly said:

    That is so awesome. I can’t wait to get hold of a copy all the way down here in Australia. Does that make you an “international quilting megastar”.

  51. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    I saw the article last week and loved it! Congratulations! :)

  52. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    Saw it, bought it, loved it! You should not be surprised, you deserve it!

  53. The fabulous Sarah Watts-Justice allegedly said:

    Congrats! I tried to find a copy to buy at JoAnns yesterday to no avail. I will look again or see if my local quilt store has a copy!

  54. The fabulous Mary R allegedly said:

    I got my magazine on Monday and was thrilled to see your article. I had it read before we got home from the store. Hubby was driving.

    Your inspiration room was wonderful. And it is so great to see designers show off other designers (Bunny Hill). So generous.

    I had a almost pee’d moment myself. Since you had emailed me previously, I was a bit famous too in a “six degrees of separation ” kind of way.

    Congratulations! And nice new fabric.

  55. The fabulous Kern allegedly said:

    So very cool! And well deserved too.

  56. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Do you remember being at my friendship group last night and me bragging about you???!!! Oh wait, that was you in the magazine with me at friendship group. So proud and happy for you!!!

  57. The fabulous Jeanne allegedly said:

    I’m sure there is no mistake! Congratulations!

  58. The fabulous Kristyne allegedly said:

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal. Besides, there’s NO WAY you could be mistaken for anyone else … you’re One Of A Kind for sure my dear! :)

  59. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How cool is THAT? I will run out and pick it up on my way to the BEACH! CANNON BEACH! Your neck of the woods…I’ll be down there for one glorious week…lookin’ at the early morning tidepools. Gotta love it!

  60. The fabulous Magoo allegedly said:

    i know!!! you know how they send this mag out rediculously early, and i was thumbing thru…and i was like hey!!! i know her!!! :) well kinda anyway! WAY TO GO GURL! and i love your pattern too. :D

  61. The fabulous pat sloan allegedly said:

    What a fun article and shows off your fabulous space! isn’t it amazing when they visit?

  62. The fabulous Judith Hogan allegedly said:

    Oh Monica! Never doubt yourself. You are a fabulous pattern and fabric designer and you deserve to be in American Patchwork and Quilting. You can bet as soon as I see it on the newsstand, I’ll be buying a copy.

  63. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Congratulations…..I wish you continued success because I love your stuff :0)

    Happy Sewing

  64. The fabulous Paula Ganyard allegedly said:

    I sat down to read my copy of “American Patchwork Quilting”. It was so much fun to see the article on you. I love your studio. It makes me inspired to improve mine. I also thought your bubble runner was adorable, I will certainly have to make that. I was thinking that it would be fun in Christmas fabrics as well.


  65. The fabulous Jodi B allegedly said:

    I know you have so many comments that you do not need another, but I was very excited to see you in the American Patchwork Quilting Magazine. I saw your bunny hill quilt in the photos and I am hand quilting mine now. So… congrats on the spread and keep quilting!

  66. The fabulous Bari allegedly said:

    Monica, you are by far the coolest coolio, I know! Congrats on the much deserved feature. I’ll be running out to get that, stat!

  67. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    Actually I read your the article and I love the way you have decorated your studio. I even showed my husband and told him I wanted my studio to look like yours. But, first I have to get a studio. lol

  68. The fabulous Gwen allegedly said:

    I read the article and loved the pictures. You have inspired me! Now I know you’re out there I’m following you.

  69. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    It was so nice to get to know you through the article. (I don’t usually buy quilt mags, and my library only carries one, but this was the one!!) Lovely studio, lovely project, lovely quilter!

  70. The fabulous Jodie solorio allegedly said:

    Your awesome! Can’t wait to tell the neighbour that my mum is famous! I love you happy zombie!

  71. The fabulous Connie allegedly said:

    Monica, Check out my latest blog post … it’s about YOU, my friend! :)

  72. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Bet it’s awesome. I love the bits of your home you have shown on your blog…so full of personality. Congrats on the feature!

  73. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I saw your mug shot in the magazine when I picked it up from the mail! I can’t wait to really have time to sit and look at it. My dh is going to be gone for the whole month of Sept. I will have plenty of time then.

  74. The fabulous Teresa allegedly said:

    Okay, so I know I’m a little out of the gate on this one, BUT I just saw the article yesterday. Loved it, found your blog, read a bunch and realized the we must have just missed each other at several of the QfQ sewing bees around PDX.

    Anyway, hearty kudos on the profile! Great article, awesome pics.

  75. The fabulous Jennifer Palmer allegedly said:

    Hi I love the apples in the magazine and have looked on your blog for a pattern. I saw that you did not have one but that was a couple years ago. I would love a pattern they would make great teacher gifts.

    Thank you, Jennifer - but sorry, but I have no pattern for my apples. - m

  76. The fabulous Loree Ellis allegedly said:

    I just subscribed to Ametican Patchwork Quilting. My first issue arrived and I have already read it cover to cover. I loved that article about you and I would live to have a room like that to sew in. Thank you for all you do to inspire. Love your blog!

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