If they're inked up, I generally am using them either by where I sit in the living room, or if I'm traveling -- in which case I stick them, nib up, in an outside pocket on my purse. Or, if I'm in another room I try to lay them down so that they're propped up on something and not completely flat. The only exceptions are when I'm about to flush them (in which case they lie flat on the bathroom vanity until I get them soaking) or when I'm either getting up in the morning to do my journal entry, or putting them away at the end of the night -- in those instances, they go nib up into a metal canister that used to have hot chocolate mix, on the top shelf of the small bookcase next to my bed.
Empty/clean pens get put onto the desk or the bookcase on the other side, until they get put back into zipper cases, except for pens that need repairs (the next time -- which I'm hoping is BEFORE the end of the year); those go into a separate 7 pen crocheted sleeve roll made for me in a sort of secret Santa exchange thing for Valentine's Day on FPN a few years ago. That way, when I DO get to a show, I have those pens separated out from the ones I"m using at the time (a very nice 12 pen Girologio zipper case I picked up from the Toys in the Attic table at a show a couple of years ago.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."