Friday, September 14, 2018

There's a Worm in my Blog

 It started last night when I had just sat down to read a bit before retiring for the night. I found I had a message on my Ravelry page asking about a pattern. The pattern link I had previously shared was no longer available. So, here I was late at night goggling to find where I could find the pattern and update my Ravelry page. 

I found the link but in the meantime, I found that someone had taken my photo, and pattern info and posted it on their website!  Without giving any credit to me! Was I upset? Yes! Not long ago, I read on one of the blogs I follow, that someone had actually taken the authors complete post and put it on their website.  This kind of behavior is beyond rude!
What is wrong with people today?  I'm not a fan of Pinterest, but at least if my photos show up on that site, so does my blog address to give me credit for the info.

above is the screen from the website
As you can see above, this photo belongs to me as it's the dress that I knitted.  This woman has thousands of patterns on her website and yet says ". . . work of many talented people. . .who have donated them to share. . ."  She has a very lame disclaimer on her website.  I did not donate this to her site!  She stole this info from my blog and gave me no credit whatsoever!  She trolls the internet daily I'm sure to post these patterns, asks for a donation to cancer research, yet, she has monetized her blog with tons of advertising!  She's a scammer if you ask me!  And, to top if off, she has over 1,500 followers.  Beware people that you are following a very fraudulent website!

I think I've had my head under water for too long.  I can't believe what people can do for their own satisfaction.  I love to find ideas online and if I find them on someone else's blog and share it on my blog, I always leave a link to the original author. It makes me so, so happy to share links to other wonderful blogs that I discover.  I would never ever take credit for someone else's work or photos, or whatever.

I think I've calmed down a bit now since I went outside and worked in my garden.  My thoughts and prayers are with those along the Carolina coast dealing with this horrific hurricane.  Enjoy your Friday and your weekend too, everyone! Until next time. . .

With my best wishes,



  1. Hi Pat, I'm very sorry this has happened to you. I hope you are able to resolve the situation. So frustrating for you. Have a good weekend. Cathy x

  2. that would be hard! hope you have a good weekend!!! God bless you!!

  3. I agree with you, if I use a link I always go to the original source for the link. I love to cross stitch and there are so many free patterns out there, most from Russian sites, all copied which robs the designer of income.

  4. Oh, sorry that happened, Pat! It's too bad that people have to be so dishonest. Hiding behind the internet makes it easy for people to take advantage of others. I hope you called her out on it. xo Karen

  5. Send the blog owner an invoice!! What a cheek. X

  6. I'd be upset too. That was weeks of your hard work, stolen in an instant. Maybe we can call the US copyright office?

  7. That would be upsetting. Through this podcast ( - and another of hers I can't find at the moment, I've recently become more more aware of what I'm visiting when on "free pattern" websites. I'm so sorry it happened to you.


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