Hello! How is your week going? All is well here. Pretty much. I am making some baby hats for US Military families that are expecting. The Daughters of the American Revolution have a program called "Operation Diaper Bag" where they put together necessary items for our military wives and female service personnel. I am going to make some sweet little hats to include in them. :-) If you want to donate to this cause, feel free to contact me and I'll give you the pattern I designed and my address to send them to. :-)
Our dining room is very dark in the winter and I've been trying to figure out a way to brighten it up for years, actually. Over the holidays we string some lights across the windows in there which helps. After we took the colored lights down I decided to try to find some lights that would work all year long. I found this string of industrial looking lights in Michaels and I just *LOVE* how they brighten the room now. :-)
These lights are dubbed "Edison" lights and are really popular in decorating now.. have you seen them?
We were in Office Depot on Monday getting some notebooks and things for Dayle's new job as Treasurer for the Friends of Multnomah Falls -- and I spied these bright clipboards and had to have one. :-)
I've always done "To Do Lists" - they really help me accomplish things. Do you keep one? I don't need a full-fledged planner as I keep my calendar on my computer now, but I do like to keep my hand-writing skills honed and love writing with my fountain pens. What is your favorite writing implement? This pen is made by "Yard-o-Led" in England and is hand engraved sterling silver. Yes, it's my weakness.. fine writing pens. I have a collection of fun ink, too.
I have the ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil to match. :-) If you have ever thought of using a fountain pen I can highly recommend them.. you can get them for under $10 all the way to the sky is the limit.
You used to be only able to find a very limited variety of ink, but over the past 25 years or so a great many people have begun using fountain pens and you now can find some really amazing inks in eye-popping colors. I also found out that purple ink is the color of royalty.. so you know.. me and the Queen like all shades of purple. LOL!
I want to thank everyone who supported my last blog post about the Women's March.. you rock!! My blog friend Tammy from Kuwait sent me this LINK if want to continue working to help keep our rights during this administration. I'm going to contact my senator and congress people using their provided card to let them know how I feel, I hope you do too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)