Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday-8am: Q

Quill.
The one on the right is a true hand-cut quill pen, but it is the one on the left that is my ultimate favorite of all my dip pens...or nib holders to be technical, I guess. It looks like a quill with a brass nib holder.
I love the weight of it in my hand. The slight wisp of air as I write...with my favorite nib (Tape).
Q is for my sweet quill pen. ;)
The sun is rising these days over by the water tower.
Last night I had one of the handmade candles going I got from Tori...
...in the handmade candle holder that Leah made for me in her pottery class. Nice!!
Handmade gifts are the best, aren't they?
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Happy Thursday!! :):)
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"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
Paulo Coelho

19 comments:

Dana said...

I would love to write with a quill pen! :)

DJan said...

Of course, I should have realized you would choose "Quill" for your Q word. I was pleased to see what one looks like. It's been awhile. :-)

Furry Bottoms said...

That is a great candle holder that Leah made! She needs to make more and sell them. SO I can get one too, LOL

Queenie Jeannie said...

Totally awesome!!! It must feel so fancy using those quills! LOVE the candle holder Leah made. That's really cool!

That corgi :) said...

That looks like a great quill pen!! I can see why you like writing with it! Those candles are pretty "nifty" too! Loved the sunrise!

betty

Jenny Woolf said...

Agree about hand made gifts. When I was a kid I always yearned for a quill pen, tried to make them myself out of feathers I found but they never worked!

TexWisGirl said...

really like that candle holder. very pretty!

Beth said...

The quill pen is really neat. The candle holder is just beautiful. Leah is very talented.

Craziness abounds said...

I love pottery and quills! I think homemade gifts are the best too! Sorry it's been a while. I've been super busy with my dad!

Retired English Teacher said...

I love that you use quill pens.

Susan Kane said...

A quill pen would be an awesome gift!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love your Quill Pen..looks like a doozy:)

AliceKay said...

Your quill pen is very special to you. Even if you hadn't said it was your favorite, I could tell it was by the way you described it. :)

You take pictures of sunrises and I take pictures of sunsets. This sunrise is beautiful. (i love water towers, by the way). I took some pictures of a beautiful sunset last night. Will post them when I get a chance. :)

That's a great candle holder and the candle Tori gave you fits inside well. Looks soothing and comforting.

I hope your Thursday was a good one.

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

I like the candle holder we are burning candles here each night to save money........I have never seen a quill pen only heard of them.....

Celticspirit said...

The candle holder is very beautiful and I'm sure that those candles that Tori made give off some very special energy and light....Peace to you Rita and have a wonderful weekend.

Toriz said...

Gotta love handmade gifts! :)

Did you enjoy the candle's scent? Was it strong enough?

Serena Lewis said...

Is there anything Leah can't do? LOVE the candle holder she made.

What a beautiful sunrise!

I've never used a quill pen but I imagine it would take a little getting used to being much thinner than average pens and pencils.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

The quill pen is really cool! I can see why you enjoy writing with it.

Intense Guy said...

I've been secretly (until now) practicing with a quill tipped pen hoping to get a nicely written letter done. Its a whole new feel from writing with a ball-point.

Handmade gifts are the absolute best!