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Why Embroidery Is Perfect For Outdoor Adventures


So you probably read the title of this post and thought, "Is she crazy? Those two things don't go together at all." Hear me out!


As the weather starts to get warmer, you might be planning a weekend getaway, a road trip, some camping, or even a picnic. My family and I have a seaside getaway or two coming up ourselves. (The Oregon coast here we come!) After being cooped up for so long, I think we're all itching to get out and go.


And after a day full of adventures, there's nothing I love better than relaxing with a meditative project. I often get so into our activities (or pack our vacation time with too many of them), that by the end of the day, I'm pooped. I turn to jelly and just blob into the comfiest spot I can find. But I also know that I cannot sit still for too long. So after a few minutes, I'm itching to start working on a project.


This is where my embroidery comes in. I can unwind from a day full of fun, work on something relaxing, and be ready for the next day.


Plus, embroidery is super portable! Whether I'm working in different parts of our house, taking the bus to work (before we started working from home that is), going on a picnic with friends, or off on a camping adventure, I always take my embroidery with me. It's easy to pack my current project and all my materials into a project bag and go.


So while I don't think you should hike and embroidery at the same time, you should definitely bring an embroidery project to fill you down time while on adventures.


If you're looking for a project to stitch while also enjoying the great outdoors, try these adventure seeking designs.



Beach Adventures

Seashell embroidery kit by Earthologie


PDF Digital Pattern: Pink beach by SiwooInParis


Hanauma Bay Hawaii DIY Embroidery by RosannaDiggs


Lighthouse embroidery pattern by Faimyxstitch



Mountain Climbs

Mountain Rainbow embroidery sampler by littledear


Mountain and Tulips embroidery kit by MCreativeJ


Complete Camping-Mountains embroidery kit by HelloHoop


Bear embroidery kit by HookLineTinker



Desert Dreams

Joshua Tree Desert Scene embroidery pattern by SewBotanicalUK


Mountainscapes embroidery kit by MCreativeJ


National Park Utah Desert embroidery pattern by GraciesThreads


Mountain pines at Night by NaturalMinimalism



Plant Paradise

Anemones and Succulents Kit by Jess Long Embroidery


Pink and Green Houseplants embroidery kit by Tamar Nahir-Yanai


Herbs embroidery kit by Diana Yolanda Designs


Mushroom DIY Cross Stitch Kit by TheStrandedStitch


For more of my favorite patterns and items, check out my Etsy favorites list.


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