In Flanders Fields

Poppies are featured in this full coverage cross stitch pattern adapted with permission from original art by Anker. It pays tribute to the veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and memorialized by Lt. Col. John McCrae, a Canadian physician who penned the war poem "In Flanders Fields" at the outset of World War I.

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
    In Flanders fields.
    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
    • Stitch Count: 467 x 350
    • DMC Colors: 118
    • Full cross stitches only