Sadly I was lax for a few years and do not have the full collection. I do however share this love with a fellow collector and we are always on the lookout for the newest pair. She's also kindly gifted me some pairs that she had duplicates of.
The local JoAnn's always has the Gingher's under the counter. I seems like this well kept secret as no one seems to look there. So not only did I spy a new series called Sharon yesterday, but I was able to use a 50% off coupon.
I love this fresh simple green pattern. I have a suspicion that it may be that JoAnns has an exclusive on these. I don't really know, but a search for them does not turn up results anywhere but at JoAnns. The folks at my JoAnns could not confirm this and it may or may not be true. I'm just happy that I have a pair!
In other non bead related news, I fell in love with a crocheted shawl with a big fancy flower. If you love it to, the pattern can be found here. I'm doing mine in ivory and lavender. I've finished and blocked the chain stitch and will take the yarn along to work on the flower during tomorrows plane ride.
It's certainly more fashion then warmth but it's a fun accessory. The netting took a little more than an hour to complete. I"m sure the flower will take a bit longer, but still a pretty achievable little project to fill in a few spare minutes. I may even want to do one in a deep hand painted red, we'll see.
Off to Beads by Blanche in the early early morning. It will be nice to see all my New Jersey gals!