Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coveralls and Corsets

Hello Everyone,

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!

As always,



  1. Lynn, If you ever leave the quilting world, you could have a career with tourism...every time you show a place, I want to go there! Who knew there was a town with undies hung across the street! How cute! Enjoy your special weekend!

  2. Hi Lynn, Can you tell me what a prom code is for In Between Stitches? The clips on the binding really look great will have to look into them. Thanks enjoy the cabin! Debbie Delaware

  3. Mr Squash walked by just as I enlarged your Angel's Camp photos and said we should go there, Lynn! I adore those Clover clips - I turn mine upside down with the flat part on top for an even better hold! Have a great weekend and catch a fish or two for us!

  4. Lynn.....your not going to believe this Jim and I were in Angles Camp yesterday also.....isn't it a cute town. I also went to the quilt store and the ladies were the nicest. I was looking for civil war fabric and they don't carry it, but called the store in Elk Grove and asked her if she had any.....I can't believe we missed each other.....

  5. Looks like a delightful place to visit. Have a great week end.

  6. Hi Lynn

    We just drove by Angels Camp this morning. We were camping at Pinecrest Lake and just got home a little while ago. I love these Clover clips , I have been using them for over a year now and they are just the best. Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend !

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