i have never been a real journal keeper. i've tried many times throughout my life, but never lasted more than a week or so. i do kind of look at my blog as a sort of journal...although not completely. when i started quilting, my aunt jill told me that i should keep a quilt journal. i had no idea what that was or what i should write in it, but i gave it a shot. and i'm so glad i did. i'm keeping notes about the particular project and adding little scraps of fabric. i love it. and so far, so good!! here's the first page about my string quilt blocks.