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« on: February 03, 2013 08:52:15 PM »

So I am really excited about completing my first cross stitch. Thanks to fleagirl who shared the link to the stitchpoint.com text generator! It inspired me to finally make one of my favorite sayings into a cross stitch.



Without the frame ( not the best photos but I couldn't wait to share)


A little back ground:

A water haul is when you set out your net and it comes up empty. This saying comes from a hilarious blog(now dormant) written by a woman in Southeast Alaska. Read the article here: http://dustybee.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/spawn-alert/

I feel in love with the saying and use it quite often. And because I fish (commercially), I love the fishing reference. It is one of two bits of advice, I like to to pass on to new women in town. I am hoping to make the other ( Don't sleep on the boat, unless you work on the boat) into a cross stitch too.

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. Though I must admit  that I started in on the text without reading up on cross stitching. So, my threads do not cross the same way in the text. The cork line and corks are done properly. I was just too lazy to undo and then redo all text.  And the other thing is I wish I had used a darker color for the corks. I am debating if I want to color them yellow. Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013 07:40:07 AM »

Very nice! Your stitching is great and I love the netting at the bottom.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013 05:38:25 AM »

I think it is great. I can not help much as I don't know what corks are. I need some research I think.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013 02:18:45 PM »

Thanks for the compliments Grin

I think it is great. I can not help much as I don't know what corks are. I need some research I think.

Corks are like small bouys on the top of the net. They float on the surface of the water and the net hangs down from them.  In my cross stitch, the corks are the white ovals at the top of the netting and are difficult to see against the cream background.
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