We all have felt the pinch of the increasing prices of fabric. Well, here is a little perspective I found this morning. I picked up the book "The Civil War Diary Quilt" and randomly opened to page 250. Here is what I read:
"...Her father often brought them supplies, as she wrote on November 18, 1863, 'Father went on a shopping excursion yesterday, bought a piece of very pretty plaid linsey for twelve dollars a yard and some other woolen stuff for seven, he brought home a piece of bleached cotton for mother to look at, it is coarse and very thin, price nine dollars per yard! The cheapest thing was a paper of needles only a dollar and a half."
Makes me thankful.