It's raining cats and dogs here in central Illinois. We leave for a much needed vacation on Monday. We are going to an all inclusive resort in Jamaica for a week. September seems to be a very bad time to go. Hurricane Gustav just passed through there. Hanna went to the north so it's no worry. Next comes Ike and Josephine. Taking a Carribean vacation during the hurricane season is risky. This is our 4th trip and so far we've been lucky.
We always stay at a RiU resort. We have been to Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Ochos Rios in Jamaica. This is our first tip to Negril. Negril is supposed to have the most beautiful sunsets. The RiU has really nice rooms and the staff are very pleasant. They are all inclusive resorts which means food and drinks and some watersports are unlimited. There are bars everywhere. They have several buffets going for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are a few specialty restaurants and maybe a jerk hut on the beach. Watersports are free or maybe a small fee. There is free entertainment at night and activities during the day. All for one set price.
I'm busy getting ready for vacation and making Halloween decorations, potholders, and coasters. It's only 57 days until Halloween. Christmas will be here before you know it.
Today I am making Apple Potholders and Coasters. I got the pattern from Freepatterns.com. I use Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn. Cotton yarn is easier to work with and holds it's shape better than the acrylic yarns. Cotton yarn is also better for potholders as it doesn't melt if it gets too hot.
4 more days until Jamaica!!!