My family doesn't vacation often, especially in the summer. As of this posting, we're on a mini road trip, but typically, we stay home. And I like that. Know why? Because sitting in the backyard, with the summer sounds surrounding, is like a vacation.
With a morning coffee or afternoon iced tea at hand and some embroidery in my hoop, I can think of nothing more relaxing than being on the back patio at our table with the striped tablecloth. After dinner, I stitch until it's just too dark to see. I don't think of myself as an "outdoors" sort of person, but this is different. This is delightful.
Now, I will say that backyard stitching comes with some dangers (a bird nearly bombed me and I got a leaf in my coffee), but it also has some sweet surprises (like spotting a baby possum walking through!). It's become my summer "thing" and I've started tweeting and Insta-gramming #backyardstitching updates. Does anyone care what I'm stitching in the backyard? I don't know...but I'm enjoying myself, and that's what this is about.
Do you stitch outdoors when you can?
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, June 25, 2013