Cindy of Windy Meadow wrote a post on Friday about her needlework journal. It’s wonderful, fantastically useful and I’m ready to jump right in and start.
Because she has that journal, she’s been able to show and tell us about her older needlework projects. Without a record like this, it’s hard to remember.
I know I should keep a record of everything I stitch. And, from time to time I’ve done so. I found a hand-written journal of stuff, completely filled but no pictures, from the late 80’s. For awhile I used Organized Expressions to keep me list, but it was on my DH’s PC not my Mac and so it was a bother to keep up.
But now, inspired by Cindy, I’m going to make my own stitching journal and keep it in the computer. What with the scanner and the digital camera, I’ll actually be able to do this.
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Glenda Andre says
I have kept one for years. I use a simple Word file. The first page is a table with a column for stitching, knit/crochet, beading, and sewing. Under each column heading is a list of the pieces I either working on, plan to work on, or hope to work on during the year in that category. I gray out the cell when I complete a piece. I put a # in front of the piece when I start in and it gets a * for each year it is on the list. I trade them in and out as my moods change. After that page is the actual journal. I don’t always make entries every day, but I make them often. I do it journal style with the date and time of the entry as a right tab, then the body with what progress was made on what piece with the occasional comment on where, why, feelings, etc. at the time. If I make significant progress I may take a picture and add it to that day’s entry. I try to remember to take a picture of the finished piece at the very least. It isn’t anything real fancy, but it works for me.