In the time that I was closing Aunt Jo's house, I only did a little bit of crafting - and managed to forget to take photos of some of it. The lighting at her house was not very good for handwork in the evenings, so most of what I did was knitting, which I can pretty much do by feel.
I did complete one quilt, only because it was mostly finished before I got to Aunt Jo's. And I don't want to admit how long it took me to finish it. This was a baby quilt for my best friend's first granddaughter. My friend and I did the planning together.
Her daughter has several horses, so my friend wanted a horse theme. We looked for fabric with horses but couldn't find anything that we liked. Knowing that it would take longer, I said that if I had a photo of her daughter's horses, I could make a block from it. That is what you see in the center.
The nursery was set up with some bees, so when I found pattern for the light colored block, we were set. I pieced the uneven, light colored nine patch blocks then appliqued the bee bodies and wings. I used several different yellow fabrics for the bees' bodies. Then I assembled the large 9 patch block which made up the quilt.
The quilting was a bit of a challenge, using Aunt Jo's old, not recently serviced sewing machine, But it held up until I was attaching the very last bit of the binding when the motor failed. I was close enough to the end that I made it work and finished up the quilt before Christmas.
I did bring my dogwood quilt up with me so I would have handwork I could do. Unfortunately with the lighting issue I mentioned, I've only done a tiny bit of work on that. Now that we are getting settled in our new house, though, I expect to get back to work soon. I've also managed to work on a top for a charity quilt. In fact I should be pressing the last of the pieces so I can assemble the final blocks right now, but I'm writing this instead. B, my third granddaughter, has made it very clear that the next quilting project I am to work on is her "big girl" quilt. Her big sisters got theirs when they were 4; B will turn 5 in January, so she's right. That will be next. I've found the pattern and probably have the fabric in one of the boxes of fabric that came up in the POD. I'll be ready to start unpacking those boxes by next week.
As for the knitting I did, a careful check of my photos shows that I managed to take photos of none of the finished projects. Let's see if I can remember. I made a cowl/hood for my daughter, a pair of gloves for K, my oldest granddaughter, and have almost finished an infinity scarf for me. I'm just waiting until the rest of my yarn arrives as I'd like to make it a tad longer if I have any more of that yarn. Today, while Skypeing with girls and meeting their new ducklings, I finished the first glove for my daughter and started the second one. I still have a pair of gloves to make for my son-in-law before fall. Oh, and I almost forgot, I also knit a short sleeved sweater for my daughter. That used bulky weight yarn and went pretty quickly and she has already worn it.
Put together in a single post like this it seems as though I did more than I thought, even if I don't have the photos to show for it. It will be interesting to see how much crafting I get done now that my husband is retiring and will be home more. While I still have many ideas, there will be other distractions now as well, starting with some gardening. The new adventure continues.