The Christophers, Inc.) A really thought-provoking quote, but hey -- so as to not get too deep about it, I've designed a new, original, free pattern for you!
Click here to download the free pattern as a PDF file.
The pattern is sort of intermediate tatting level. It uses 2 shuttles (except for the base of the candle, which needs only one shuttle and the ball). The candle part is block tatting, with some tatted rings simulating "wax drips". The rings are joined to the block tatting. The flame on top sits at sort of an angle as if a slight breeze is blowing.
Lots of possibility for color play here, with 3 distinct sections to the motif. Shown at bottom is my "cookin' with gas" blue version :-)
I hope you'll enjoy the pattern, and that it helps inspire you to let your light shine!