Recently, not one but a few of the podcasters I watch or listen to mentioned cross stitch. I posted a few pics of my projects from back in the day on Instagram - thanks #tbt - and as often happens, a follower (hi @carriefluter!) encouraged me to start again. Social media, the land of enablers!
The next day, I spent way too much time during my prep looking at cross stitch patterns and ignoring my stack of grading. (Don't judge; it's May.) The phrase "I am no bird" was rattling around in my head after reading Jane Eyre not once but twice since the beginning of the year, but I couldn't find a Jane Eyre inspired design I truly liked. Then I came across this design in the SimplySmart Etsy shop:
After printing the pattern, I realized the colors were remarkably close to the cover of my 1968 version of Jane Eyre:
I even invested in a handy dandy q-snap with my Teacher Appreciate Week Amazon gift card!!
It's true, I've put down my knitting at times and picked up cross stitch once again. On the next podcast, I'll talk more about the new adventures of an old cross stitcher, but for now, feel free to continue the enabling with your comments here or on Instagram!