I have kept journals since my 3rd child was born in 1985 – that’s 25 years. They saved family dialog, domestic and world events, dreams, ideas, and notes on what I read.
In the past, I've used journal pages to back fabrics for the english method of paper piecing. The papers were left in and gave those pieces an inner side. (here are three examples 1994, 1999, 2005)
This new piece is the journal from the summer I turned 40. Painted gold, stitched shut.