Monday, April 21, 2014

Man! oh Man! oh Manatee!

Hi Everybody... Robin here...

It's amazing how this blog can reach so many readers. I am very thankful.

In February 2014,  I wrote a stitch guide for the Charley Harper canvas, "Manatee in a Mangrove" (Treglown Designs • CH-M062).

another great Charley Harper design

Last month I received an email from the director of the Sun Region, EGA in Florida. Their region is holding their retreat May 4 & 5, 2014 at Crystal River; the wintering location for manatees.

Crystal ... such a sweet manatee

Jan C. wrote... "Our theme is Crystal River Stitching, and Crystal, the manatee, is our mascot. We will be holding a fund raising activity and would love to include the Charley Harper manatee canvas and your stitch guide. The canvas is perfect for our event. Thanks so much for posting it on your blog."

The canvas & threads were gathered and sent from The Nimble Needle-Atlanta. My stitch guide was sent, too.

Manatee in a Mangrove
Charley Harper • CH-M062 • Treglown Designs
Stitch Guide by Robin King

What a brilliant pairing.

The Sun Region, EGA has a Facebook presence: Sun & Sea Embroiderers.
Here's the link:

You can read more about them on their website:

Here are the details for the Crystal River Stitching Retreat

Thanks to Jan C. and all at the Sun Region, EGA (The Embroiderers Guild of America in Florida & Bermuda). And, thanks to Miss Crystal, too. She's a wonderful hostess.

Until the next time... Hugs, Robin


  1. Lookit my manatee making waves... :-)

    1. Hi Jean. Yes, look what you started. Many thanks!

  2. That is ever so cool. Who knew manatees and needlepoint would make a great team!

    1. Hi Stephanie. Thanks for stopping by the blog. The Sun Region EGA group had some nice needle art featuring manatees. They are a talented group of stitchers.

  3. Terrific! I am glad you are helping them out, Robin. Manatees are so cool!


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