I made myself a scarf for Autumn, although, it will probably have to do me winter too. I patchworked a front piece, and used brown linen for the back. It also has a brushed cotton interlining to give it some body and cosiness. I then hand quilted the patchwork with some lovely pink variegated thread. I've been wearing it every day and although I wasn't sure about the bright colours at first, I am now won over. I think this may be one for the Christmas gift list... Mum and Mum-in-Law.
I also managed to knock up some labels for the chutney, so it can finally be stored away in the cupboard.And, Fancy Picnic has asked for the recipe, so here it is, let me know if you try it!
Chilli Apple Chutney
2 fresh red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
10 large apples (2kg) peeled and coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
375g raisins, chopped
115 glace ginger chopped finely
1kg brown sugar
1 litre white vinegar
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp mixed spice
2 tsp five-spice
1 tbsp turmeric
1 bay leaves
Combine ingredients in large heavy-base pan, stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours or until mixture thickens. Discard bay leaves. Spoon into hot sterilised jars, seal while hot.
Makes about 1.75 litres.