I always seem to have more ideas than I have time for. Enter The Idea Journal. I write down whatever ideas I have -- from patches for my jeans to quilts for the cabin. It's very satisfying to get my creative thoughts down on paper. I seldom travel without my idea journal, a small case of watercolor pencils and a paintbrush.
Neatness is definitely not important here. Here are some of my scribbles for a quilt I made for our airstream trailer:
And here's the (almost) finished quilt: