I tatted this Cardinal a few weeks ago. I've been debating how I will do the colors for its mate. I'm thinking that I will use a caramel color and either add the red tinges to the wings afterwards with a marker or run a filament of red through the stitches. I'm not sure. The pattern is by Miranda Rensbergerand shared on her blog Tatting Fool. The pattern is very fun and I have been planning on tatting it for the last year. The goal is to put the Cardinals in a picture frame to hang in my kitchen.