Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WOYWW - It's soooo my type :D

It's short and sweet this week. The workdesk looks pretty much like it did last week. So this week it's all about my new typewriter :D. Despite my friend's protestations, this lovely came home with me from the thrift store for $5.49! And it came with another typewriter ribbon, a keyboard card and an instruction manual. It just makes me all swoony. And the case wasn't even a little mildewy! As someone who as brought home many an abandoned typewriter, I've learned the portables in cases are usually in the best condition.

If you are new to WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday) and are wondering what's it all about (Alfie lol), or if you want to have a gander at lots more lovely spaces, head over to the Stamping Ground.

But my happiness of the day while I was writing this post has been so counterbalanced by the news of the assault of reporter Lara Logan while she was covering the celebration in Egypt. I believe every act of misogyny is an attack on us all and diminishes every one's well being as human beings. I also believe that if we are silent, it will be taken as a sign of our complacency.  So I am breaking my policy of no "news" on my blog.

16 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Love the typewriter!!! Haven't seen a Royal in years!!! Glad you found one a such a great deal in such good condition.

SDCrafts said...

I learned to type on a sit-up-and-beg...then had my own manual...then portable...then Amstrad WP...now on pc #4. Progress? Definitely. Shirl #122

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Love it love it love it!!!!

enjoy

Laura x 119

Chelle said...

I learned to type on one older than that. #98

JoZart said...

That is such a great find and I love charity (thrift) shops. The best in recycling.
joZarty x

Sheilagh said...

Oh the memories...lol
I love i8t.

Rebekah said...

Wow love that typewriter! Fabulous hugs Rebekah (111) xx

Carola Bartz said...

I love that typewriter!!! Almost as much as I love thrift stores.

Shaz in Oz. said...

MM sometimes we just cant help ourselves and most of us totally relate to the compulsion..
thanks for showing us..
Shaz in oz.x

okienurse said...

Very nice typewriter! I wonder if our grandkids will know what they are? :)
Vickie #30

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful find!

Hugs
Brenda 100

Nicky said...

great typrwriter - if i misbehaved in my typing class at school we were made to use an old faithful typwriter that was black with round keys and took a lot of pressing - needless to say I used it on a few occasions ~ Nicky no.6

Julia Dunnit said...

What a great find. I still have my Smith Corona from way back in the early 80s but haven't htought to use it for ages!

Susan Allan said...

I wish I had one. They can take all kinds of different papers...lucky you!
Thanks for your kind remark about my hand! I was pruning, not really chopping.
Sue xx

Spyder said...

I couldn't see any pictures, so I waited...... then came back now for another look, and there it was. We used to have on of those. My mum, when she first had her computer, said she couldn't type up her notes, as she....didn't have any paper to type on..! It took ages to make her realise that you don't need to have paper to type on, when using a computer, she could type her notes, save them and then, send them by email...she said, 'oho will they mind using their own paper....' and they say I'm mad!! ((Lyn))

Rumtruffle said...

Hello!
I know it's Sunday but I am still checking out crafty desks! I hope you have had a lovely crafty weekend.
Helen x