I finished the ninepatch and a yellow and green dishrag before we arrived. I did the yellow & green on size 7's instead of the 6's I normally use, so it was more of a dishtowel. The kitchen was a sagey green, and some of the placemats had purple, so I used a sage green & a variegated green / purple for two ballband dishrags, one the reverse of the other. And they were all in use before I left! I would have taken pictures, but I didn't want to set off the in-laws' weirdness alarms.
Just had to pop in because I had finished stuff - and it was being used! I have to tell my mother... at least someone uses my dishrags!