This week Sharonb at http://www.pintangle.com/ gave us the Picot Chain Stitch to try. I don't know how she comes up with so many new to me stitches. Worked close, it makes a braid. It also moves in any direction like the regular chain stitch.
In between projects, I've been joining scraps of the violet, green, blue, bluegreen colors. Eventally, I joined the blocks formed and now have a lap quilt. http://www.threecreativestudio.com/ has using scraps as the technique of the month just as I finished this-good timing. I will make something else too-like using scraps.