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Until very recently, I had little success with AI's live trace. Actually, it still doesn't work to my satisfaction, but I've created a happy (and time-consuming) compromise. I import Photoshop files into AI, lock the image and then trace the outline using the pen tool. Then I'm free to fill, scale, and repeat the traced motif to my heart's content. Now that I've figured this out, I feel like a kid in a candy store, so I'll be sharing more patterns based on this technique.
For those who celebrate Easter, Happy Good Friday and Easter to you all!