Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Priceless

I've entered my share of blog contests, hoping to win any number of cool things that were being given away. But never have I wanted to win something as badly as the precious gift that Miss Mikey was offering in her contest. I'm being serious here.

Sadly, I did not guess which two squares on the Walmart Bingo card applied to our favorite fearless farrier, The Horseshoeing Housewife. However, one of the winners of the contest, Shirley, bequeathed her prize to me when she read how much I wanted to win it. Shirley, I am eternally grateful. And I'm still being serious here.

The prize arrived with the most delightful, glittery note. Smooch was enchanted by the scents it carried.



And I was, and still am, positively in awe of the prize...



...a genuine, honest-to-goodness, rattlesnake hide, tanned by none other that Miss Mikey herself! Now how many women do you know who can do that? She even posted pictures of the process so that we all might learn to do this ourselves should the opportunity arise.

I am going to turn this gorgeous hide into THE coolest hat band on the planet. Thank you, Miss Mikey. You are a woman of extraordinary talents.

20 comments:

  1. Oh! I so covet that skin!! I missed the WM bingo too.

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  2. what a totally cool prize I cant wait to see it on your hat!

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  3. Now that prize is priceless!! Do share the finished product with us!!

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  4. Lol, I'm so glad you like it :)
    Now when your neighbors (wait what am I saying, you have no neighbors) when someone you know out there kills one, I expect you to skin it out! I KNOW you can do it, there's nothing that you can't do woman!!

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  5. PS - Smooch is probably thinking "I can smell one, two, three, how many dogs??? wait, snake??" lol

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  6. I am so jealous! I wonder if you can do the same thing with a garter snake, which is about all we have in my neighborhood... Oh, wait, no rattlesnakes is a good thing!

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  7. How sweet of Shirley to give her prize to you!!

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  8. Oh goodness, that is quite a prize! What a sweet lady to pass it on to you...can't wait to see the finished hat band!

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  9. Mikey, I really REALLY wanted that skin. And BTW, I love Wade's new lil buddy!

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  10. Oh, we've had a rattlesnake or 2 at our place (on the porch!)...but we didn't save him to skin after we "relocated" him (to his maker). I'm pretty creeped out by them!

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  11. How very nice that Shirley gave you her prize! It will make a very stylin' hatband.

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  12. Wow! That is really neat. I look forward to seeing your hat.

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  13. That was really a nice thing to do, I mean give up her prize to you. Nice person. Can't wait to see the hatband you make up, Smooch looks really cute with the card.

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  14. That is a pretty cool gift, made even more so by the generosity of the original winner! Lucky you!

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  15. wow.. how great... we did plum the same thing with a snake skin we managed to get 2 years ago.. Stylin!

    gp in montana

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  16. Can't wait to see the hatband! Promise to model it for us? Did you get the one with the scar?

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  17. So funny. I don't know what I would do with a rattlesnake skin but I am looking forward to seeing that hat band. You must model it for us.

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  18. Its funny but I woke up dreaming of Mikey and this snakeskin- wondering who ended up with it! Lucky girl! Can't wait to see the hat band you make of it.

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  19. Oh you lucky thing! I read the post with the instructions on how to skin and tan the snake but I haven't had time to return. =(

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