I have done A LOT of cross-stitch projects since I took it back up in 2019. I started with a simple “maybe swearing will help” kit to see if I still liked it, and then realized it was great stress relief. If you’re interested in taking it up, I highly recommend a kit. There are a ton of clever ones on Etsy. Pinterest and dmc.com have a ton of free patterns. That’s where I end up getting most of my patterns. At some point I’ll do a “how to cross-stitch” post, but right now I just want to showcase a handful of my favorites.