Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March NewFO Challenge

It's hard to believe that it's April already!
For us here in SoCal, March definitely did NOT go out like a lamb - but instead with a swarm of earthquakes!  I live in a mobile home, very close to two sets of railroad tracks and I think my washer on spin cycle is about a 2.5 on the Richtor scale, so I often don't notice small shakers, but during the 5.1 quake last Friday night, it seemed like my chair jumped up in the air about 2 inches, then rocked from side to side a couple more.  But I was lucky, several things tipped over, a few hit the floor, but nothing was broken.  My friend Mary Ann lives a few miles closer to the epicenter than I do, and she lost some irreplaceable mementos, some from her grandmother, and her GIANT refrigerator even moved out from the wall!  But, happily, she and her husband & their 2 dachshunds are all A-OK, and that's the most important thing.  I grew up in SoCal.  I'm actually a third generation Californian, so let's face it, earthquakes are just a part of my life.  My Dad always told me to relax & enjoy the ride and I think that's the best way to deal with them.

Now, onto to my NewFOs for March.

Not too much to report.  I crocheted a couple of scarves using Lion Brand Home Spun yarn.
This first one is a pretty rusty color:
Hard to show the color when you take the pictures inside, after dark!
The next one is being modeled by my friend, Bev:
Again using Home Spun yarn.  I really like it, it's so soft!
Since it takes me less than a skein for each scarf, my plan is to use the leftovers and make a giant granny square afghan.  We will see how that goes!

I didn't do much sewing,
but I did put the binding on Rilo's Quilt:
It was made completely from my scrap bag and you can read more about it here.

And, last but not least, the start of a wall hanging:

Fabrics pulled & the applique made.

I'm hoping that April will be more productive, but only time will tell!

Check out more NewFOs at Cat Patches!