Monday, November 17, 2008

Favorite Fabrics From Far & Near



This piece of blue floral silk was purchased locally in the 1990s when a fabric store went out of business. They were down to their last days, selling Vogue patterns for 10 cents each. When our town had a population of 5,000, there were 3 fabric stores locally, and at least one in each neighboring town. Even the Ben Franklin's and the Five and Dimes sold fabrics, as did the department stores. Now 60,000 people live locally and the last fabric store is barely hanging on. A sign of the times, it seems.

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