I usually name them according to my mood that January, these covers are marked Quiltsmith, Soul Craft, and Devoted To The Cloth. I'm a list maker and an item tracker, so one year I kept track of every cent I spent stitchery related. Ouch. One year I kept track of my time spent stitching. One year I pretty much devoted to a specific quilt and that journal ended up being part of the author's CD when it came out.
I carry the current year's journal with me when I travel and put business cards in with my thoughts about the quilt shops we visit. I'm a great one for tearing mouthwatering quilt images out of full color catalogs for the seeds of future quilts, or fantastic color combinations. Funny, I talk about all kinds of things going on in my world on my blogs, but I never do in my quilt journals. Guess they are sacrosanct to the holy grail of quilting~
When I look back through them for ideas or inspiration or just a kick in the (Y) to get my needle to working they do all that plus are like a good visit with an old friend. They always remember the things I thought I'd forgotten...
Rob's radishes that are as big as carrots
How good my goat Trinity smells
Linens line dried in the summer sun