Don't forget to poke the photos to enlarge!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Bauble, Beads and an Impartial Picker......

For the second day in a row I got to go out to the gem show and find myself a birthday present.

April and Seth took me out to breakfast and then the three of us went back to the segment of the gem show that is housed at Tucson Electric Park.(baseball stadium) We wandered around looking at goodies for about an hour.

The ring to the left is what I picked out. I am having to fight Tessie off with a big stick for this one. See the little loop at the end of the ring? That's a catch that fits over the little ball to keep the secret compartment closed. It's almost as good as a secret decoder ring. Actually, I like it better.

Tessie also likes it. She seems to think that it would be a good place to hide ingredients for spells.
As usual,(I am finally catching on to the system.)I brought her something to keep her happy. This time she got a Peruvian bunny. She seems to have a thing for bunnies.

It also helped that I replenished my supply of #15 seed beads with some new colors. She has some of them ear marked for bottle netting.

Now to the important business. I promised a drawing today. Walter was out playing golf, so I had to find an impartial substitute to draw the name of a winner of the followers prize.

I turned to the commander of the house. He is the most impartial being around here. He is pretty much impartial to everything but food. That's Mookie.

I wrote the names of all of the people that made a comment on the blog the other day and folded the papers so that he couldn't peek. Then I told him to put his nose on the one that he wanted to pick. He shuffled them well with his paws then laid down on them. Here you see him putting his nose down on the chosen one.....And the winner is.......Kathi of Beautiful Mini Blessings !

Kathi, if you will e mail me with your snail mail addy, we will make arrangements to get your surprise to you ASAP.

Mookie says, "Congratulations!"

Tessie says, "But I wanted that!"

Sorry Tessie, Mookie didn't choose you.

Congratulations, Kathi!

See you tomorrow.


Kathi said...

I forgot about your give-a-way Casey!
What a wonderful surprise to see that I won! Tell Tessie to keep her little hands OFF my gift!
Can't wait to see what it is!!!!

Susan@minicrochetmad said...

Congratulations Kathi! Clever Mookie, he's lovely.

A. Wright said...

I really like the ring, very cool. Also, Big Congrats Kathi!

MiniKat said...

Congrats, Kathi!

The ring is awesome Casey. Hope you had a great birthday. :-)

dalesdreams said...

Oh, I missed out! :(

Happy Belated Birthday, Casey! :)

Congratulations, Kathi. :)

Deni said...

Congratulations Kathi!
Oh he is a clever puddy tat!!!!
What a lovely ring!

C said...

That ring is called a poison ring, i have wanted one for some time now,

The ring was use in India at first to house magic potions and elixirs and later by royalty, in case of capture they kept a small vial of poison in it, hence the name. As far a can recall anyways.


Debbie said...

Love the ring Casey..
Many Congratulations to Kathi on winning the give away. x

Caseymini said...

I know it is called a poison ring. Shhhh!!! I don't want Tessie to know.

Deni said...

shhh No I won't mention it Shhhhh, shall zip the lip, not telling nope!!
Are we whispering? lol

Jo Raines said...

That Casey! She is always wanting to confiscate any goodies she can use. Love the ring.

Hate to be a pain but if I am already in your blog list as Mini Leaps and Bounds, I have changed my name to Peach Blossom Hill, also my Etsy shop name, to avoid confusion and I never liked the first name I picked out. Must have been tipsy when I did so. So, if you have a minute to change it if I'm alrady in your blog list. Thank you! Plus, as my former laptop died, I've been away from blogging so a new laptop was a good time to change!


Kim said...

Be-lated happy birthday Casey!!!

Congrats to Kathi too!!!

Love the ring- you better not take that one off! Tessie will have it stashed in a wink of an eye!

Maria Jose said...

I have a ring similar to that, but in another color !