While I've been entertaining my self putting beads on little cacti, Anne Stradal and Jan Fitzpatrick have busied themselves once again by adapting woven and embroidered classics from far off exotic places high in the mountains.
I'm showing the original pieces they each worked from, but you'll have to go see on their individual sites the elegant and timeless needlepoint they've created with these as inspiration.
They also share with us how they go about the "adaptation" thing. You'll find Anne's work, as the embroidered swatch at the top, at The Cape Stitcher - and Jan's is located at Thread Medley. On Jan's, don't miss her other feature that explains the method of Adaptation more fully.