I need to see pretty today. So, I decided it was a good day to show you my new fountain pen and my new stationery!
I’ve wanted a fountain pen for years. I’ve drooled over them and window shopped, but I could never figure out which one to get — first. I always felt that I would buy several eventually, but where to start? If I didn’t like the first one, I might never buy a second. So, after a lot of looking and reading blogs written about pens, paper and writing, I stumbled upon this little gem. It is a Kaweco Sport and it was only $15. Many fountain pens are quite expensive and I just couldn’t start with one of them. It came with blue ink, which is great and all, but I wanted something special for my first fountain pen. So, I looked at the inks available for it and found peacock-blue! I ordered a box of that wonderful sounding color! When my pen arrived, I took out the cartridge of “regular” blue and put in one of my peacock-blue. I love it. I love the pen too. It’s actually a great pen for me to write with because I have to remember not to bear down too hard, which is something I’ve always done. It makes my hand hurt after a short time now when I do that.
I got this lovely stationery while on my quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago. The peach colored cards were on sale at the Paper Source. I might not have gotten them otherwise. Peach is not a favorite color of mine. I’m so glad that I did though because the cards are thick and luxurious. I love writing on them. I wish I had more of them actually!
The butterfly stationery is a box of loose sheets with envelopes. It is apparently very difficult to find loose sheets nowadays. I got these at Papyrus, along with the Gramma cards. I haven’t used either of them yet, but will soon. I hope my pen writes as well on them as it did the peach cards.
What about you? Do you ever hand write letters now?