well, the consensus from comments to the previous blog post and to the answers received on a tatting email group I belong to says that it is a new pattern.
you will have to give me a few days to get it written up and posted. I will want to tat some samples to be sure that I have it correct, so please be patient.
I leave tomorrow night right after work to pick up 1 grandchild and then take her with me to baby-sit 2 others. so I may not get much done on it until next week.
I will let you know when it is posted on my pattern blog.
Thanks for the encouragement.