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.
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 Rainbow embroidery sampler by littledear
Mountain and Tulips embroidery kit by MCreativeJ
Complete Camping-Mountains embroidery kit by HelloHoop
Bear embroidery kit by HookLineTinker
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
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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