When I went on that cruise a few weeks ago, we spent a day in Avalon, Catalina. Many of the women in our group were interested in Catalina Tiles. It turns out that in the 20s and 30s, beautiful unique ceramic tiles were made on the island. There are now several companies that are reproducing these tiles and several of our group bought tiles to take home.
When I saw the tiles, I thought: Needlepoint Design. In a coffee & gift shop, I found some note cards with pictures of tiles on them. So I bought a bunch of them with the idea of doing a needlepoint design. I have made some progress. I have all of the tiles charted, but only one has been thoroughly "adapted". I have a lot of work left to do to make these "mine". I have found some websites about the tiles, so I will be attempting to stay true to the original designs while changing them so they are not "copies". This is what I have so far: