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!



  1. Hi!!!! Love your scarves and the landscape is looking interesting!!!!! Hope the earthquakes ease up!!!!!

  2. Beautiful scarves, Sue! I especially like the yellow one your friend Bev is modeling...yellow is such a happy color. :)

  3. Hello Sue,
    The scrap quilt is really lovely - such an unusual combination of colours.
    Love from England, Muv

  4. Hi there! Found you through the Go Crochet Crazy LinkALong =)
    Your scarves look SO wonderfully comfy! Here in FRIGID Michigan- The scarves are still a daily-use item... even though we're already into april. There can never be enough scarves!
    And I love your quilt! Such very bold patterns... The polka dot edging looks amazing: I assume it's just my impatience, but my edges never come out so neatly.
    All beautiful pieces!

  5. Thank you for sharing your scarves at my link party on the Go Crochet Crazy blog! Your scarves are lovely!

  6. You did a lot this time around. I love your yarn.

  7. Lovely cosy scarves! Your wall hanging quilt looks interesting, it'll be great to watch your progress.


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