- Do you blog?
- Just read blogs?
- Buy fabric?
- Look for patterns?
- Look for helpful tutorials?
- Use QuiltPro or Electric Quilt to design your own quilts?
- Upload your digital photographs (quilt or other)?
- Track your stash?
- Track your UFOs, PIGS, WIPs, etc
- What else?
- All of the above?
So what else is there? I construct pretty graphs in Excel (I could do a really nice presentation on my stash utilization, UFO completions, WIPs, etc). I've also discovered Microsoft Publisher. I have a publication on my completed quilts, and another on my UFOs, which have tables of contents and graphs (I just can't leave them in Excel). I have publications for quilts I'm planning, with pictures of the fabric swatches, alternate quilt designs I'm playing with, cutting instructions, piecing instructions etc. Well, I do find the quilt plans useful, since I have a few projects I've been playing with for a few years and haven't yet gotten to where I want with them. I recently built a publication where I mapped out the complete history of my quilt projects. I kinda like the map, it's a one page summary of my progress over the years. But it's not something that I really need.
Does anyone else play with pretty graphics and construct documents that no one else will ever see? Do you do something unique on the computer that helps you with your creative juices or helps you manage your quilting life? Or is it just one more thing that pulls you away from quilting?