Friday, June 8, 2012

Missouri Pickers

Yesterday, the blacksmith and I rode along with Tammy of Flat Creek Farm and her blacksmith hubby to northern Missouri.  

The guys are helping Mara, who recently lost her blacksmith hubby, get his tools and equipment ready for an auction. 



We thought they should really be called the Missouri Pickers! (My I love that butt shot!)


Dorothy the cow greeted us upon our arrival. (Blacksmith's can make some amazing things!)


Mara is keeping her husband Ed's orchids alive. Gosh are they beautiful! I really wish you could see these two blue ones in person. I've never seen a flower with that bright color. She tells me all they need are 3 ice cubes every Tuesday!  Right, I've never be able to grow them like that.


This fuchsia one also is spectacular!



It seems all three of us blacksmith wife's like handkerchiefs.  Mara let me pick all I wanted from her stash. I found these purple ones, including some that Tammy had already returned. 



When I got home I went through my pile and pulled all the purple ones out. I then found two more on Ebay. I am collecting purple ones to make another blouse for me.



You can read about my last blouse here.

12 comments:

Colleen said...

What a wonderful idea! That is so pretty!

Val said...

Those orchids are beautiful! And I LOVE the blouse idea!!! My heart goes out to Mara. I could not imagine!

Flat Creek Farm said...

We had so much fun, and was a good day visiting and remembering Ed too. Such a character he was (as evidenced by the famous Dorothy the Cow!). His spirit certainly lives on. Great pictures.. I adore that blouse. If I know Patti.. I would imagine we'll be seeing the purple version very soon :) -Tammy

Zoey said...

A blouse from handkerchiefs--how cool is that!!

Is that butt your admiring your blacksmith's? Just asking....

I thought that blue orchid was fake. Unbelievable colors! I have never attempted to grow on myself.

Sara said...

I can't believe those are real orchids! Incredible!
Imagine how much more ladylike we'd all feel if we carried around such lovely hankies, too. I always admired that hanky blouse :)
The butt's a keeper, too lol

Doreen said...

Such a beautiful posting! Hugs to Mara! Those orchids are amazing...and really don't look real! The hankie blouse idea is great! I bet it is a pleasure to wear in hot weather...looks so cool (literally & figuratively!).

Lise said...

That top is amazing, this is the second time I wish I lived closer to you...you are very talented, I'd love to buy one:) Maybe a trip to Missouri is in order at some point down the road!

Michelle May said...

Those orchids are beautiful. So sorry she lost her husband. Sad :(
Dorothy the cow did make me smile though. :)

Karen said...

WOW.. that's beautiful!!! Great work!... never seen one like it.

And I love Dorothy the cow... so sorry for your friend's loss.

Jeri Landers said...

Who would ever think that an item used to blow one's nose or dab ones tears, could be so very beautiful! I am interested to see how you make a blouse from these. It would be a most lovely and delicate thing.

PS.I am recording a cd with my new book.. and Bushky has a CD with it... (but I used "animal" voices.)

Jeri Landers said...

Who would ever think that an item used to blow one's nose or dab ones tears, could be so very beautiful! I am interested to see how you make a blouse from these. It would be a most lovely and delicate thing.

PS.I am recording a cd with my new book.. and Bushky has a CD with it... (but I used "animal" voices.)

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh wow, that is a really pretty handkerchief blouse! Can't wait to see yours! LOVE the cow! I saw a whole family of cows like that up in a small town in Iowa. Sorry about your friend's husband. It must be a really tought time for her right now. Hope the auction does well.