'Heroes All' is a counted cross stitch design adapted with permission from an editorial cartoon by Barry Shelton to honor the brave crew of the Columbia space shuttle, Mission STS-107. Let us be proud of the exceptional crew members of Columbia, and in awe of their accomplishments. Let us be in deep sympathy with their families and loved ones. Let us be inspired by their gallant examples. It is a privilege for us at The Posy Collection to share this design with you.
Barry Shelton is a syndicated editorial columnist with CNS News. Special thanks to him for his moving editorial contribution.
You may download the Heroes All chart at no cost. Please do not use it for profit.
Instructions: Use the number of floss strands shown below for the blue background (x), black silhouettes, shuttle detail, and lettering (large dot), white stars, stripes, and shuttle detail (small dot), red stripes (heart), and gray detail (small box). Use light gray backstitching for helmet highlights.
Approximate finished sizes: 11-count fabric: 10½" by 7¼" Three strands cross stitch. Two strands backstitch. 14-count fabric: 8¼" by 5¾" Two strands cross stitch. Two strands backstitch. 18-count fabric: 6½" by 4½" Two strands cross stitch. One strand backstitch. 22-count fabric: 5¼" by 3½" One strand cross stitch. One strand backstitch.