Yesterday on our way up to the cabin, we stopped in Angels Camp and took pictures of the coveralls and corsets hanging across Main Street.
It is quite the sight and so much fun. Back in 1848, Angels Camp was home to over 4,000 miners. Today, the population if closer to 3,000 and there are probably more quilters than miners.
Take away the cars, and you would think you were back in the days of Mark Twain and right in the middle of his story called The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras Country.
Every year there is a frog jumping contest, and the winner gets their name on a brass plaque in the sidewalk. Just like the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
On a quilting note, I stopped by The Country Cloth Shop and chatted with Ginger and Pam. It is always good to see them. I may be teaching a class or two there during the summer. I'll keep you posted on the scheduling.
Once we got to the cabin, and opened it up and aired it out, I settled in to make binding for Buttonwood. The little Clover clips are the BEST for holding the binding down while hand stitching. I don't know what I used to do without them.
I see binding and borders in my future today. Plus grocery shopping and chores to get ready for company for the Memorial Day weekend. Then all quilting will stop and turn to fishing, hiking, picnicking and game playing......and eating......and more eating!