Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WOYWW #260 - No, She isn't writing the Declaration of Independence!

Hi! I have really come to enjoy Wednesdays for it is the day we all share what is on our work desks.  Last week I was away on vacation and unable to hop around and check out what each of you was up to, and so I am anxious to do that this week.

My husband and I were in Colonial Williamsburg, VA for 5 days.  It is one of my favorite places to visit. The beauty, the history, yummy food and wonderful people.  I also love the slower pace compared to NYC. I love to recharge my battery, so to speak.

My desk is covered with my bounty that I picked up in Virginia. You may even spot a quill pen and ink well my husband picked me up after we attended a demonstration of how they were used.  Lots of penmanship books, packs of amazing linen paper, and I even kept the wrapping off a book as it was a copy of an old newspaper.  Too cool to toss.  Not sure what I will do with it.



Thank you to Julia for this wonderful desk hopping fun.  If you haven't joined in yet, why not visit Julia's blog and see what this is all about. I can tell you that you will have a blast!

Until next time!

21 comments:

Karen said...

Oh what a gorgeous addition to your stash. I love penmanship! So much better to write with real ink and a fountain pen than an old biro! Keep crafting! ♥ Karen ♥ 84 x

Geri Neumann said...

Love your quill pen and ink well! It looks so wonderful on your desk. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Hope the calligraphy is going well. The newsprint paper looks like a fun project in the making too. Have fun! Hugs, Geri N

Sandy Leigh said...

What a wonderful place to visit! I've wanted to go there sometime. So glad you got some nice souvenirs too. Thanks for your visit. Happy WOYWW Fifth Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #85

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Wishing you a Happy 5th Anniversary Winnie!

Fiona #18

Angela Coles said...

I'm sure you'll come up with something amazing to do with that paper. I think I would have saved it too. Thank you for your lovely comment on my painting, much appreciated.

happy anniversary, blessings from Angela #78

Regina Hamilton said...

Have fun with your new toys. Happy 5th #16

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Winnie, you came home with some awesome stuff, I wouldn't be able to throw that wrapping away either, lol. What are we like? Happy 5th, Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #72 xx

Shoregirl said...

I love Williamsburg too ---- we visit at least once a year, usually after Thanksgiving and before Christmas so we can see the lovely Christmas decor!! Glad you had a relaxing vacation!

Belinda Basson said...

What a haul! Going to be fun to see what you do with it! I hoard stuff like that book cover too...it is a crafters addiction I think! Your PIF partner for the swap...I will email you. #61

Belinda Basson said...

WOOPS, I see you did not put a * after your name so are not participating, I will go find the right person...#61

MaggieC said...

Winnie, thank you for your visit today. You are right, we ll had a wonderful time, with some crafting but an awful lot of chatting going on. Hope you have a good week enjoying all your new stash. xx Maggie #49

Angela Radford said...

Looks like everyone had a great time on Saturday wish I could have been there.
Hope you are having a great WOYWW anniversary week.
Happy crafting, Angela x # 40

Chrysalis said...

Glad you had a good time away. Have a great week, Chris # 15

Helen Allen said...

Hi Winnie thank you for popping by I am a bit late visiting because I had real life visitors yesterday! Glad you liked my chest!! ;-) I made it before I learnt to video and I created a rather lengthy photo tutorial for it. Its great to get away from it all once in a while. I am thinking more and more how strange it is that our lives are all wrapped up in work more than living. Thank goodness for crafting!! The meal went well but I think today I will be on small rations! Back to finishing off my ATCs! Happy WOYWW Anniversary Helen 47 x

Debbie Rock said...

Hello Winnie ... what really wonderful goodies you picked up there ... I love the ink and quill pen! Thanks for popping by my blog - it was lovely having you visit. HAPPY WOYWW 5TH ANNIVERSARY. Love Debbie #54 xXx

MiamiKel said...

This is just super, Winnie! Your posts always make me smile! I did calligraphy all through high school and this is making me so reminiscent! I think I"d turn the book cover into the backdrop to a picture frame background - it's stunning.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Winnie do love the look of that paper and can so understand why you have kept it!! the writing looks interesting too.. great fun to share off to peek below.. thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW5, Shaz in Oz x #18

fairy thoughts said...

Hi looks like you have some lovely new stash. The newspaper will be great as a background..... Inked and stamped or just as it is, sure you will find a use for it
Janet @13

glitterandglue said...

Hello Winnie. What lovely new things. Hope you are having a fabulous time away, Tim Holtz-ing!!! Thanks for your lovely comment - that was so kind.
John has made it home - we are adjusting. Life is not easy for him at the moment - but we are looking to God for continued improvements in his health.
Margaret #27

peggy apl said...

Belated happy 5th WOYWW anniversary! The week has gone by so quickly and I am still trying to visit for last week! That is a lovely pen! And yes, I would keep that wrapping too!
Blessings and hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

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