Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WOYWW #257 - Pen Pal Letter Writing

Since today is Wednesday, I am sharing what is on my work desk with you!  Today you will not see much crafting going on, but rather something a bit different.  I am working on answering many pen pal letters I have received this week.  Many of you know that I love fountain pens, but you may not know that I LOVE writing letters as well as receiving them.  On my desk you will see a stack of letters I am answering, plenty of ink (wouldn't be Winnie's Inky Fingers without ink!) and plenty of pens.  You may also spot sealing wax, a blotter and even a metal seal.


Also on the desk are two of my latest additions to my massive stamp collection.  I came across these stamps made by Ana of The Well Appointed Desk and they are perfect for my letter writing!


Thank you to Julia for this fun desk hopping!  I look forward to seeing what others are working on today.

Do you enjoy letter writing?  Many are not writing any more with the electronic age as it is, but let me tell you, there is nothing like coming home to find a letter waiting for you from a lovely friend who you get to know a little at a time.  Why not pick up a pen and give it a go?

Until next time!

25 comments:

Diane Baker-Williams said...

A wonderful post today! I have always disliked my handwriting so once I could type my letters out on the computer, I stopped hand writing them. I do belong to journal swaps in which I must hand write my entries. Like you, I love using different colors of ink when I write. Diane #52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I understand your fountain pen addiction completely! I love handwriting and when you find just the right pen, then it becomes a joy!
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

Romi C said...

Hi, Winnie.
Thank you for your comment in my blog.

I imagine your handwritten letters must be beautiful. It is nice to receive handwritten letters from friends, isn't it?
Have a great rest of the week.

Romi @ Letters from the Land of Cherry Blossoms

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely post Winnie, I love the sight of your desk this morning, be still myy heart: fountain pens and a blotter....lovely. Bet your pen pals love to hear from you...that is quite a stack!

sandysewin said...

Oh wow, sealing wax. I haven't been able to find that in ages. I have several seal stamps that I haven't been able to use. My handwriting is terrible, so I never looked back once I got a computer, but you are right, there is something lovely about a handwritten letter.

Happy Woyww,


Sandy #70

Laura said...

Good morning, Winnie. I have always loved pens and writing, but rarely send "real" letters anymore. My college roommate and I used to write to each other by hand, then we began typing letters to each other, then emailing . . . I remember having pen pals when I was a kid. There was a TV program called the Big Blue Marble and you could send in your name to be matched with a pen pal. Glad to hear someone is keeping up the grand tradition. Happiest of WOYWWs to you and thanks for visiting. ~ Laura #60

Eliza said...

I am with you on the pens, I have so many of them Calligraphy, fountain and goodness know all sorts. I love using them too. Letter writing is dieing it is sad, computers and emails have taken over, hence postage costs going up. Great desk this week, thanks for sharing.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 51

Gita said...

I used to have a couple pen pals ages ago. But nowadays with computers and the internet, it's so much easier, and quicker, to send someone a message. But I DO love cards, sending and receiving. There's still nothing better than getting a good old fashion card in the mail. I was reading something over the Holidays...and it seems quite a few people do not like to send Christmas cards. I was shocked!! Brigita #80

Caro said...

What a wonderful collection of fountain pens. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#43)

Cathy L. Calamas said...
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Cathy L. Calamas said...

I do love receiving letters and I am always saying I am going to start writing letters but time slips away.
I need to just do it!! Lovely pens and oh I love sealing wax.
Happy WOYWW #68
Cathy

glitterandglue said...

How true, Winnie. I also like REAL letters. I love to open real Christmas cards, read them, hang them up, enjoy them for weeks over the Christmas season. Having a jingly email one just doesn't cut the mustard!! I think it is fantastic that you still have penfriends. I used to have some, too, but lost touch as we all did different things when we became adults - pity.
Not really a dynamo - I'm retired. Well, actually, I am of retirement age! Not much retirement going on, though!!! But, not out at work each day, so have more time - technically. Yes, our church group is stunning. I have been married nearly 42 years, and been in several churches as we have moved around. I can honestly say I have never had such support as with this fab group of people. We are not perfect - but we are family. It is really precious to know I am not on my own at this time when John has been so very ill.
Have a special week. God bless you.
Margaret #29

Chrysalis said...

Letters are such special gifts to receive, and far too rare in these days of techno-madness. I love the idea but am far too lazy and ill-disciplined, I'm afraid - it's just too easy to whizz off an email or other message - but not nearly so appreciated. Have a great week, Chris # 47

Carole said...

It's a gift to hand write a letter, something to keep, a memory to store. Good for you sharing your love of pen and paper. I thought I was #59 so I commented on all the nines but when I came back to comment some more I noticed I'm #58...so now I'll visit the 8's Be well Carole #58?

Ali H said...

Very neat & tidy desk this week ! Stamps look fun ! Ali #19

Judys Fabrications said...

Yes, hand writing is a thing of beauty.Mine isn't that great, but I treasure old letters.My father in law was a teacher, and Head Master.His writing was the old "Copper Plate". I used to be a teacher too, and the kids always loved hand writing lessons.We would do exercises, and have good posture, and the kids would try like mad to do neat writing.
LOVE fountain pens myself! Even love the sound of the scratching pen on paper!
Judy xx #36

Nikki C said...

I have to agree when you find a good pen you never want to part with it and you dread the day the ink runs out
I love to write and it is becoming a lost art. Love those little stamps for the post so sweet
hugs Nikki 12
thanks for the visit :)

Nikki C said...

I have to agree when you find a good pen you never want to part with it and you dread the day the ink runs out
I love to write and it is becoming a lost art. Love those little stamps for the post so sweet. What are in those little containers all bagged up?
hugs Nikki 12
thanks for the visit :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I didn't think people had pen pals any more, good for you! I'm with you in that we should keep letter writing and exchanging cards alive. I must say since the computer came Into my life my handwriting is not as good.
Nice couple of stamps you picked up.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Winnie
thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. Yes give a card in a box making a go as they are so easy. Pen pals are awesome...I used to have a few but not any more. I love you add a wax seal!
hugs
Annette In Oz #39

S said...

Letter writing, what a wonderful pursuit. Nowadays I only seem to have time for writing short notes in cards. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Susanne #62

MiamiKel said...

I'm smiling ear to ear - can you see the smile? =:) I have such fond memories of pen pals, growing up all over the world, we wrote A LOT! I'm so nostalgic and old fashioned, I think we should still correspond this way - LOL! Love your post today!

fairy thoughts said...

You are absolutely right about the writing especially with afountain pen i must look mine out and give it some work to do .you never knowi might even write to you ....in afew weeks post DD wedding.

Andrea said...

wow thats quite a stack of letters I love pens too not such a fan of my own writing ,but you are so right it is so nice to receive proper mail....im a bit of a pen addict not necessraily fountain pens but do love diffrent colours an d "nice flowing" ink pens what a fab post i'm so pleased I popped by today. ...I know i'm pretty late lost some days with an online watrcolour course I started ...better late than never and Im so glad I did . have super weekend and I hope you got some of your letters written and used some of your cute stamps ...crafty hugs andrea #26

Nicky said...

Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11

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