And here I have the proof.
After having set aside his cross stitching twenty odd years ago, my significant other has finally picked it up again!
We've been asked by the daughter of a friend to contribute a square for a friendship quilt she is making for her mother. I can't sew to save my life. In fact I loath sewing. So Bruce offered to do a cross stitch for her. Yesterday he started going through all his old patterns and has apparently become enthused again and last night saw him happily stitching again. Long may it last.