On April 1st I started many new things, and one I'm really excited about is a Daily Quilt Journal.
Basically for me it's just a Word document where I place photos daily of anything I've stitched along with one or two lines of text.
The point to the short text is just to keep this simple. I already journal 3 pages a day so I don't feel the need to write a ton with each photo, but I do want to document how I feel about what I'm working on, mostly so I can see trends in how I'm feeling and how my work is going.
And in 8 days, trends are definitely showing up!
For all that I preach about accepting mistakes and not ripping, I've sure done a lot of ripping the last few days. I took this photo yesterday and my text was: It was a mess when it started and it's a mess now after three days of ripping. What have I achieved?
Perfection is something I've written a lot about. Mostly this is cropping up in Duchess Reigns where it's easy to agonize over every missed stitch.
So today after a long battle with this section, after finally winning the day, no wonder I'm not feeling hugely happy and relieved - I'm exhausted after a long day of nitpicking my work!
My goal with this journal is two fold - to remember each day through my stitches, which means I have to actually quilt SOMETHING every day, and to keep a sharp eye on my attitude. Not every day will be perfect, not every day will have amazing things created, but at least every day I will be creating something, which definitely makes me happy.
Let's go quilt,