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February 04, 2011

These Pens Were Made For Writing, And That's Just What They'll Do

Aren't these beautiful pens? They are handmade, hand turned, with love.

These pens are made from wood in Africa.

My real name is on my pen so I turned it over and sweet hubby substituted TechnoBabe on the photo.

The pen for James has pewter parts and my pen is gold color. And mine is a little smaller to fit my dainty hand.

The man who made them has been married to my foster sister for about 45 years. I was in the wedding party and they have treated me like a blood sister all these years.

This isn't the first gift from them made in his wood shop. One time he made my name out of wood, kept it natural wood, and it was quite large. My name is pretty cool so the wooden plaque looked awesome. There have been many Christmas ornaments and designs and angels too.

I think the pens are for a special occasion for my birthday.

36 comments:

Rock Chef said...

They are gorgeous! I would want to guy an expensive writing book to use them in - can't use pens like that on cheap paper!

Brian Miller said...

nice. bet those are cool pens...for me its all about how they write and sit in my hand...

Anne H said...

Now I see your name really is TechnoBabe!
Awesome pens for both of you!
Write on!
(Sorry - couldn't resist that last one)

Lori said...

Are these cool or what! Where and who they came from is even cooler...it really touches my heart that you and her have been sisters all these years..that is what real sisterhood is all about...I am sure you and James will enjoy these pens. XX

lime said...

what a special gift. i just love when skilled people make something intended just for the recipient. i bet the pen feels nice in your hand. hope you had a lovely birthday.

thanks for stopping by my place after my POTW. :)

DJan said...

They look lovely. I like pens shaped like that, and that was very smart of Hubby to hide your real name like that. I love handmade things that are so elegant and irreplaceable, like these pens.

Jillsy Girl said...

They look like they are shaped perfectly for a good grip. Very nice!

Jeanie said...

What a great memento of your relationship with the sister of your heart.

Dave King said...

I am extremely envious.

Stickup Artist said...

Wow. What a lovely and unique gift. Those are actually pretty sexy pens!

Kristina P. said...

Those are very cool! What a unique gift.

Ocean Girl said...

Precious gifts!

Technobabe, it would be MY honour and joy to have tea with you. You are the strong figure in my blog world.

TALON said...

They are beautiful. He's a talented artisan.

Mama Zen said...

Those are lovely!

Far Side of Fifty said...

beautiful..now you need a leather bound journal to write in:)

Robert the Skeptic said...

If you drop them in water, will they float? *grins*

Eileen said...

A work of art! And such beautiful keepsakes. I am jealous, both of the gifts, and of the creative talent.
Treasure for sure!
Enjoy!
All the best,
Eileen

terri said...

Those are so unique! What an awesome gift.

Joanna Jenkins said...

You know, that is a wonderful gift-- both the pens and the ability to make them. They're beautiful.
Cheers, jj

secret agent woman said...

A very beautiful and thoughtful gift.

Hilary said...

Now that's an incredibly thoughtful gift.. made from the heart. I know you'll cherish them. What a lovely gift.

Marla said...

How beautiful!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

They are beautiful, and so meaningful. And I would so like to know your real name. Just saying. (I bet you think my real name is "Susan.")

Scarlet Blue said...

If your real name looks good in carved lettering then it must be well balanced with equal ascenders and descenders....
And probably an 'S' somewhere...
I'm right aren't I?
Sx

Everyday Goddess said...

very nice, i love that they are hand crafted by a special person in your life. i love gifts like that, they have so much good energy in them.

Happy Frog and I said...

I love handmade creative products so these pens are right up my street. Gorgeous!

Jinksy said...

And very lovely pens they look too...

lisleman said...

working with wood can be very relaxing and rewarding.
Nice looking pens - I bet you wrote him a nice letter with the pen.

Kazzy said...

Those are gorgeous. I think woodworking is the coolest!

Stinkypaw said...

I have a pen addiction! Beautiful pens.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Those were handmade??? How cool is that? They look like they'd be so awesome to write with! :)

KleinsteMotte said...

How beautiful.

May said...

Hi, I saw your comment on Sonya's blog and came out of curiosity...:) To really see if you have no good pictures..;) Found your blog having interesting posts, hence a new follower.
We get such pens here in Germany too, but am not sure whether they are hand made. They make for a very nice gift.

Jeni said...

Those pens are really awesome! Don't you just love when you do have a really nice, good pen -and especially if it is personalized with your name on it too -that makes you feel very special when you use it? My older daughter, back when I was in college, gave me a really nice, good pen -with my name engraved on it too -for Christmas one year and somehow, it made note-taking seem a lot friendlier knowing that pen I was using was MINE and had a special meaning behind how it came to be mine too -from my beautiful older daughter!

Julie said...

SWEET! The pens are beautiful! I love the shape and can imagine how good it feels in the hand. As a writer nerd, I get all excited about pens...haha! I still use them for my first drafts. But the fact that they are handmade with love is even better. Wood from Africa sounds awesome. What a wonderful gift. I'm so glad you had a great birthday, Technobabe. You deserve it!

Win, Lose, or Blog said...

OH how I love a good pen to write precious letters to precious people! These are beautiful.