Since the squirrel left, things have been a little quieter here in Loulee land. I've been busy with my studies and the end of stage one is in sight.
But it's not all about books. Winter has arrived and we finally had a frost, so it was time to give up and harvest the chillis from the green house. Not a very good crop this year.
Lots of wild fires, they are the longer thin green and red chilli, which are really not that hot.
Our Scotch bonnet only yielded two ripe chilli and a few green fruit.
The Carolina reaper, did a little better with two good sized fruit and lots of smaller fruit as well as plenty of greens. Those last two are pretty hot. We grow them especially to put in this.
Evil Chilli Chutney.
It's a recipe I discovered on Pinterest a few years ago and has become a must each year.
This year I got only one batch, in the past I've had 7-8 batches. So you can see that this years harvest really is poor.
A friend of Tony's grows chilli commercially and he says everyone had a bad year, the weather just was not right for growing chilli this year.
In crafting news, I made the first of my scrappy floral blocks, just to see how it would look.
Yep! I'm happy with that.
I have all of the blocks half made now, but need to cut more smaller pieces and then figure out what to use as sashing strips. The cream coloured end of bolt I found will not be enough.
And last but certainly most important, the fabrics for Chookys Churn Dash along have arrived.
The plan was
Scrappy blues with the white for the blocks.
Paler yellow for sashing
and darker yellow for corner triangles....
But I'm beginning to re think my choices and that I might swap one of the yellows out.
I'm going shopping tomorrow, I might need to buy some blue.....
That is all of my news.
Today I plan to sew some more florals and make a start on cutting blue scraps for my Churn dashes.
If you are interested in a churn dash sew along, go along to Chookys blog and let her know.