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January 12, 2009

Rooster Journals Anyone?

I did a post on my quilt journals awhile back, but not everyone enjoys wordsmithing like I do. This is the perfect time of the year to start a different type of journal, and a lot easier...Put a fresh calendar by your sewing machine. It can even be an old one...long as it has at least 360 days.

Those neat daily boxes will hold all sorts of information that you may find astounding when added up. Depending on your projects and interests you can keep track of:
  • Hours (or minutes, they really add up) spent machine or hand stitching

  • What day you started a project

  • What day you completed on

  • How much new fabric you bring in

  • How much stash you use

  • New tools and their cost

  • Books added to your library

  • Machine needle changes

  • Machine services

  • Charity projects

  • Shows attended

  • Guild speakers

  • Completed blocks and milestones on special projects like the Dear Jane quilt

Try it, You'll like it!

Monday Thankies
Delicious Mexican lunch
Theresa's funny and practical Dr. Dan
Drinkable water

4 comments:

Karen said...

Wonderful idea!

Bizarre Quilter said...

I love it! What a brilliant idea!

I guess, that's kind of what my blog is like.. except I don't say when I changed a needle or put the machine in for servicing.

Loz in Oz

Ethne said...

What a great idea - I'll put this into action once I get my sewing room sorted out

Grandma Shell said...

Love the old Advance pattern! Cute. That's a fantastic idea to keep track of everything 'quilty.' Hope you were spared the terrible flooding.

Michelle in Goldendale