Wednesday February 3 1864
I finished my collar this morning & hem stitched a little frill for the neck of Zona’s dress & cut Zona a calico dress this evening & sewed some on it. Made yoke neck & infant waist, ‘tis some calico I have had sometime. I had a dress like it some five years ago & it is what was left of mine & Sister Matt’s dresses as she had one like it. Cool this morning but bright & pleasant. Tena & Atheline fixing a piece of jeans for the loom. Mrs. Fanning will weave it here. She is owing Mr. Henry some.
Source: Diary of Cornelia Henry in Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journal and Letters of the Henry Family. Clinard, Karen L. and Russell, Richard, eds. (Asheville, NC: Reminiscing Books, 2008).