Inspiration for some stitching? Another textural rubbing? A quilting design?
None of those. A very depressing graph to show how the Australian All Ordinaries Index closed at the lowest point for four years following more losses on Wall Street and other world markets due to the financial crisis and fears of recession. The Australian dollar is also at a five year low – so no more buying of needlework books from overseas for me for a while! In fact it is really a bit of a worry as I and many others, helplessly watch the value of our supeannuation go down the gurgler. Perhaps that is one really good reason for having a stash of fabric and other textile goodies – I can still make things and ignore the gloomy forcasts in the media until it, hopefully, gets better.