Back when I was in grade school, someone gave me a diary, it had a flowered cover and a tiny little lock with a tiny little key. It could be more easily opened with the end of a nail file however. ;-) At that time I was told to name my diary, and write in it daily, something like "Dear Debbie Diary". Even at age 8 I thought this was a bit lame.
I couldn't understand putting something personal in a diary that could be opened and read by just anyone! I mean, think of the private things that happen to an 8 year old! GASP!
So of course I wrote occasionally and changed the names to protect the innocent.
Still, that cute little book with the pretty cover had a place in my mind.
since then I have had several notebooks that I jotted things down in. The first picture shows three of them, the second is my favorite.
I can take this journal anywhere and be entertained. Not by the secret stories, but by the quotes and pictures and thoughts and ideas and such that I put in it.
I thought I'd share some of my the pages with you, it's more of an inspiration notebook than journal, but here and there are some journal entries too.
Lots of quilt ideas.......
I cut out pictures that inspire me to make quilts or paintings or bags or really anything that catches my eye.
If a particular quote or passage in a book intrigues me, that goes in a journal too.
I know that if it caught my eye once, there must be a reason and I'll probably want to do something with it someday.
I like these smaller journal type notebooks because the pages are a bit thicker than normal and when I glue things onto them they don't tend to wrinkle.