Monday, August 11, 2008

My name is not "Lana" ;o)

Honest it isn't....even if my former boss used to call me "Lana" when I did certain things.
If you are wondering what I mean well all shall be revealed.

A couple of weeks ago I got a rather large parcel from the Grand Mecca of all things glassy - The U.S of A!

It was a fabulous parcel too - the biggest shipment of glass I have ever had & then some. In fact it was all so exciting that I just had to left it spread across the dining room table for a couple of days...or so.

Look at the Colourful Array of Loot!

Hey this is glass!! Eating can be done anywhere - but I needed to admire my glass & other treasures.
The family started making noises.

I came up with a plan.

I didn't want to put my pretty glass away just I decided to label it, thus making the colourful vision stretch a few more days(hey I couldn't possibly do it out in the studio where it was cold).

All nicely sorted & labelled - complete with their own hair ties!

Actually I wanted to label it all anyway - in fact the large yellow & purple pack of labels that came with my glass were purchased intentionally. I need to be organized & to start keeping track of exactly what I am using.
It's not so much when I go to get it out of the glass racks that I need to know - as all of my bundles have at least one labelled rod in them which is of course left until last.
Rather it's those 'brief child induced breaks' from the torch..... the type that often turn into anything BUT brief & before you know it, it's two days later & you sit back down only to find that you have no idea which blue coloured rod of silver glass or such that you have on your work area.

Now I just have to finish labelling all of my last 1 1/2 years stash of rods!!!

Oh yes! My former boss, the lovely Bronwyn - well she couldn't very well call me anal in front of a gallery full of customers ;o)


rosebud101 said...

Oh, I'm jealous! It's beautiful!

Ramblings of a lunatic mom and lampworker said...

Oh Wow!!! Look at that stash. I'm jealous!! Have fun with it. I'm patiently waiting for some boro to arrive and it's no where near as much as your stash. LOL


angelinabeadalina said...

What a beautiful stash of glass goodness! You probably should have rearranged the color orders a time or two, just so you could leave it out on display even longer. P.S. I had a "duh" moment until I reread that last sentence...

Deb said...

Isn't it grand ladies? I always get excited when a glass order is on it's way - but I have never had this much at once before!!!

I just wanted to make the excitement last....& last....& last......