Beth asked how do I journal my needlework?
I started journalling a while ago so that I would have a record of what I've stitched, when I stitched it, what threads I used, who it was for, etc.
I decided that as I finish each project, I'll write up the journal entry before finishing or sending it off to a finisher. Then I would just need to add pictures of the finished project to complete the journal entry.
I also decided that I'm going to journal the projects that I've already completed or at least those I still have as I've given away many Works of Art (WOAs) over the years. LOL!!!
I take different pictures while I'm stitching and I only load up a couple to the blog. The rest I save for the journal entries. Since these are for my own use, these pictures include closeups with a lot more detail.
For those WOA's that I've already finished that I still have, I'm working on taking pictures and writing up journal entries.
For those who might be interested in what information I include in my journal entries, I've included a sample journal entry below. Please note that this is formated much nicer in my actual journal entries. :-)
Please let me know if you are journaling and what information you include in your journal entries.
Thanks for stopping by!
Once the journal entries are completed (these are typed in Word), they are printed off with the pictures and placed in a journal. So not only do I have the printed copy, we also have the electronic copy.
I've found that it's easier to journal if I'm creating the journal entry electronically as opposed to creating it the entry by writing it in a journal. Please note that these are journal entries, not scrapbooking entries as I feel that the pictures are all of the embellishment that is needed. Though I might get creative with the paper or with borders! :-)
I'm also helping my daughter with journaling her projects, especially as she has only stitched and finished a few so it will be easier to catch up with hers! LOL!!!
“Title of Project”
Stitched By: Your Name
Designer: Designers Name
Gift: Yes or No
Class Project: Yes or No
Purchased: Name of Store.
Kitted: Yes or No
If Kitted: Yes or No
Did the kit include canvas and threads?
Started: Date or approximate date.
Completed: Date or approximate date.
Professional: Yes or No
Finisher If professionally finished,
add in name of finisher or store
through which finishing was done.
If finished by me, add in
Finishing: Date and any finishing details.
Finished: This project was finished as a …
Details It’s about ??“ tall by ?? wide.
Add in additional finishing
Threads: Thread List
Stitches: Areas – with stitches and threads.
If using a stitch guide, note any
changes from the stitch guide.
Description: Add in a description of the
project and any fun details such
as why it was stitched, how long
it took, any problems with
threads or stitches, who it was
for, and why I had it finished
the way I did.
Add in progress and finished
photos with the description.
Journal Entry: Written on Month Day, Year.