Anyway, here are the results. The red is from the madder root chips and the blue from some random squirts I did with a little dye I had in a spray bottle. There are some great browns from bracken, teabags, rust and walnut and I'm not sure where the greens came from, or the black but I like them.
They are now all ironed and in the 'I don't know what to do with them yet' pile.
John and I are reveling in having the house to ourselves and quiet for a few days. It's been quite an upheaval so far. There is now no upstairs bathroom so that means staggering downstairs a couple of times a night. We leave a light on down in the big hall so we can see but the dogs have been moved into there too as their hall is out of action so they are disturbed as well. All the furniture has had to come out of the main sitting room and shoved any which way into a spare room and we are living in the family room part. All a bit upside down but my studio is untouched so I have peace in there!!!
The night of the high winds last week was very hairy. The whole house shuddered as the cover over the scaffolding expanded and then deflated with a huge snaps and bangs. The noise was phenomenal, I'm sure the neighbours love us. The sheet men have been around since and strapped it down tighter and, thankfully, the weather seems a little calmer. At least it's dry up there as we have no roof but the security lights coming on at night make us stand out like a giant lightbulb! They can probably see us from space.
I hope you have a wonderful long weekend doing whatever it is you do at this time of year.