Sunday, July 4, 2010

Out of town

On Saturday we went up to Ennis and Virginia City Montana for the day. As we drove through the town of Ennis I saw this sign and knew I wanted to stop.

It was a lovely Quilt shop run by a couple from Delaware.  The rooms were full of wonderful fabrics and I got seduced by these batik's. They had an entire room full of these fabrics, it was really hard to choose.

But of course I managed to find a few to take home.

Then we found a knit shop and I got this silk/wool lace weight yarn.  I had a great chat with the store's owner Christine. I found out she was a spinner too. She  asked if I might want to come back and teach a spinning class and I said I would think about it.  I just might do it, I used to teach both spinning and weaving.

Ennis had all these interesting features.  This group of pack animals was on the roof of the Ennis Cafe where we stopped for lunch.

and then across the street was another spot called the Blue heron.
Virginia City

Virgina City is a historic mining town, full of new and old buildings from back in the 1800's.  The first place we went was Boot Hill, a cemetery. The signs told us that this is where the road agents were buried.

Well I had no idea what a road agent was till I saw the graves and saw that they all had been hanged. They were the outlaws of the period.

Then we saw this little cemetery for the rodent agents.  Someone really had a sense of humor to set this up.  Click on the picture and you should be able to read what their crimes were.

In one of the shops was this beautiful poppy paper.  I just had to take it home.

Lastly I went into a shop called Victorian Sisters. I found this necklace and it  seemed so fitting.  It says Follow your Heart.
All in all we had a fabulous outing, sometimes it feels so good to just get out of town and explore something new.


  1. What a fun day you had! It is nice to get away from time to time. I love that poppy paper!! And had a good laugh over the rodent agents tombstones....someone has a quirky sense of humor!

  2. I love that someone took the time to mark mouse gravestones! Haha. I too love the poppy paper! Think of all the possibilites with that!


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