Canoe Island and Crocheted Flowers

I hope you’ll forgive me for my short post yesterday, because I’m back now with pictures! I went to camp armed with two disposable cameras, so I’ll share some of the pictures today.

dock

I think Canoe Island is the most beautiful place in the world, and pictures really can’t sum it up, particularly when they were scanned into the computer from a disposable camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

malmaison beach

These might be my two favorite pictures because of the good lighting, and this is without doubt my favorite beach. You can’t overturn a rock without dozens of crabs scuttling out!

inspiration point

Here’s the view from Inspiration Point; the days were wonderfully sunny for the San Juan Islands!

Tipis

We slept in tipis most of the time, unless there was a sleep-out on the dock or something. Mine’s the one on the right.

Tipi

I decorated my portion with crocheted bunting (in CIFC colors) and lots of pictures. ย I think the bunting will make it to this blog in the future, it’s basically a bunch of Valentiny Hearts โค strung together.

Tipi

(Last picture of the tipi area, I hope I’m not boring you!) I loved my tipi, but it was at the top of the hill, and theย flagpole and dining room were (of course) at the bottom. But it did mean I had a pretty great view down the hill. ๐Ÿ™‚

Flowers 1

The theme of our session was ‘Le Monde Francophone’ (The French-speaking World), and everyone picked a country. Mine was Polynรฉsie Franรงaise,ย and every country prepared a booth for the World Fair at the end. My team decided to go with the flower theme, so Iย offered to crochet some flowers.

Flowers

 

At first I just made a few for decoration, but I was cheered on by my team, so I ended up making a flower for all 72 people on the island. Then at the World Fair they picked a flower and had their personality told from the piece of paper on the left. Not everyone picked a flower, so I left five for the next girls in my tipi, and I had some extra to take home. (I took a ton of pictures of them, but these were the only good ones. )

What’s weird is I made up the flower pattern at camp based on several patterns I’d seen around Blogland, but when I got home, I realized it was almostย exactlyย like Mrs. M’s April Flower! The only difference was I did half double crochets in the first round. So if you want the pattern, you should go over there. I found this kind of amusing. ๐Ÿ™‚

inspiration point 3

So that’s what I’ve been up to for the past 3 weeks! I thought you might like to see some pictures, since I enjoy seeing where y’all go on ย trips. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be posting more craft-related things soon, in fact, I have some planned already. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will talk to you later.

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