Thursday, December 31, 2015

Journaling.... one (circle?) line a day...



Can this possibly be the last day of 2015??

Time for a new "one line a day" journal... new one from Levenger...


And after three years or so, also time for a new devotional/scripture journal (I like Moleskine for this):


If there's anything I geek out over as much as quilting, it's journals, notebooks, pens, paper...

A friend at work shares the same passion, and earlier this year she introduced me to the Midori Travelers Notebook.  SOLD.   As a Filofax girl from the 80's... and then Franklin Covey... and then Circa....  this is the next thing for me and I love it.


A leather cover, simple as can be, wabi-sabi potential galore.





It holds simple interchangeable notebooks - I have three right now including a monthly calendar, and a notebook for to-do's and notes.


You can personalize your Midori with a button or charm.  The scuff marks are personal as well;).  Over time, the leather cover will develop a nice patina.  Wabi-sabi + planner = love.



All through December I thought to start making a circle a day with Audrey at Quilty Folk - sort of a quilty version of the one line a day journal -

But I never did start... out of indecision:

Do I use all Japanese fabrics from my stash?  Tenugui?
Hand work or machine?
What size?  To what end?
Do I truly make it a diary by inking some text - perhaps just a word or phrase each day as an even more distilled version of the "one line a day" journal concept?  
Do I actually want to start another long term "quilt along" style endeavor?

Well.... I will take today to decide!

Happy New Year fellow quilting bloggers.  Thanks for stopping by to read this year!   I really enjoy the "pen pal" "show and tell" nature of what we do!  What will 2016 have in store for us all??

xo
Cynthia

6 comments:

  1. So inspiring! I m enjoying my 365 Circles and am keeping a daily journal along with it. I m thinking of adding the One Line a Day, I like the idea that it encompasses 5 years. The leather covered book is lovely.
    I m looking forward to seeing how you begin your 365 circles.

    lizz at gone to the beach

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  2. There are so many different ways that people are doing the circles. It made me seriously consider starting another one! lol The one line a day journal is fascinating. Never thought to do something like that!

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  3. I just finished my 5 year journal from levenger. The new one is lovely.
    What is the origin of the circle project I keep seeing?
    Happy New Year thanks for shairng all your journaling ideas.

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  4. A circle a day sounds like a great project as does one line a day. You could combine the two :)

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  5. Oh my goodness! Another thing we have in common. I am a total paper/pen/journal freak too! I have been journaling for years. In fact, I have 3 - one daily desk calendar in my sewing room where I just track what I am working on that day, one daily journal of thoughts and activities and one simply for inspiration and stream of consciousness blathering. Fun!!! I hope you are loving the Quilty 365 as much as I am!

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  6. Now I am inspired to start a journal too.

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