The goal of Sweetbriar Needle Design is to create beautiful and affordable designs for Counted Cross Stitch, that will become works of art through your own needle work- family heirlooms to be treasured and passed down through generations.

Our Cross Stitch patterns often have the options to add beads, buttons, embellishments, specialty threads, and sometimes specialty stitches, in delightful colors and textures.

We often encourage the conversion of fabric or floss colors/types, to match the needle worker's own tastes. But we ask that you observe all the laws of Copyright, to protect the designers.

Please spend some time looking through the site, and come back often, as this site is a work in progress, and new patterns and goods, will be added frequently.

Please contact us if you have questions or suggestions, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Thank you.


Hello, I am Adelia (AKA Dee), and I am a cross stitch-aholic.
I have spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, on a little farm in Oregon, where I raised kids, animals, flowers, and vegetables. I love being out in the country where it is quiet, and I can watch nature at work.

I have done sewing, crafts and needlework since I was a little girl, but it wasn’t until 1985 that I started doing Counted Cross Stitch. I had gone into a needle work shop with my Mom and was looking at all the lovely pattern books, and kits on display. Mom saw me gazing at a tiny kit of a teddy bear in blue overalls and urged me to buy it- at first I refused; the reason being, that I had tried needlepoint, but didn’t care for it, and I had tried Stamped Cross Stitch, with the same results. So I didn’t want to start something that looked like needle point, only to find I didn’t care for it. Mom told me that Counted Cross stitch was totally different from needlepoint, and I gave in and bought the little kit. I know that I was drawn to that little bear in blue overalls because at the time, I had a little son who loved teddy bears. Well, I started work on the bear and I haven’t stopped cross stitching since!

I absolutely love Counted Cross Stitch. I still have that very first cross stitch pattern and hope that one day I can stitch it again for a grandson!
I didn’t know anyone else that did cross stitch, and I pretty much thought I was the only X stitcher in the world.

Then in 1999, my husband bought a computer. It took me a long while to get brave enough to learn to use that first computer, but one day I was playing on it, and did a search of ‘Cross Stitch’. Wow! I was in awe of what I found. A whole new world was out there! Bulletin Boards, Message boards, Chat Rooms, Websites, Internet shops... I was overwhelmed. Other Cross Stitchers were spread out over the world, and I wanted to know them!

Over the years, I have come to know many of these Stitchers, and it is a great pleasure to talk to them on message boards, and to attend Meet & Greets, XS Retreats, and Get-To-Gethers with them.
I have learned a lot from these lovely people.
A few years ago, I began to play with some of the specialty flosses that are available on the
market, and have come to love using them in my own designs.
I invite you to browse my website, and find something to suit your stitching desires.
Please email any questions or comments that you may have.
I am looking forward to meeting you.