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Shannon - GlassMistress

Shannon - GlassMistress

I’m a procrastinator, a sewist, a dabbler, a reader, a baker, an over planner, a mama to many furry kids and I regularly play with fire.
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I've sold no beads in the auction rooms this week ... I'm a little panicked. I keep looking at beads in the rooms that are going for big bucks - like $70 for a set - and wonder what is making them sell. I cant decide if I've saturated my market with the things I make or if its just a lull. Here are the five items up now (for the curious)
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Folks need to get on top of this stuff! That conch bead in the sea life set alone is worth the price! I'm loving that second image above with the red and white beads. Those are gorgeous (well all of these beads are gorgeous, but those speak to me the loudest). I choose to believe it's just a lull right now. - Hookuh Tinypants
I call the red and ivory ones Oh, Ruby! (don't take your love to town)....well, in my head I do, haha! - Shannon - GlassMistress
There is an upside. Thinks that don't sell can go right into the Etsy shop since the photograph and description are done, so there's that - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh Hookuh ... I owe you one. There is a bid on the Oh, Ruby! set ... at least they'll sell :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
YAY! Sending all my good karma for the other four sets/beads. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Egads! Don't send it all ... you might need some ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Excellent work once again Shannon - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
The verdict: auctions end this morning. Green set and mermaid will not sell. Ruby set, Shell set and owl will, and I have orders for four more owls. Not a bang up but not bad either. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Woo hoo! :D That is awesome! And here you thought nothing was going to sell. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
I admit, I like it a lot better when post items and they sell immediately but I can live with this :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Confession, Steven's Fifth Element thresd is making me so damn happy this morning I cant hardly stand it!
MULTIPASS! :) - Steven Perez
Found a gift card in the yard tonight. It's trash night so i figure it blew over from one of the neighbors' yards. Before I went knocking I checked its balance ..$2.35. Do I bother?
I have tossed cards with this amount as it is impossible to use them. This angers me to no end and wish the giving of cash wouldn't be so frowned upon by etiquette rules. - Janet from FFHound!
I use cards with small amounts on them all the time, but it does require a smarter than average cashier. I just tell them how much is on the card and they run it for that amount and then I pay the difference. (I'm stingy, no free money for the gift card people - hah) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Shannon, me too. :) - ellbeecee
Yep I use every penny. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I would say don't bother. If it only has $2.35 on it, it's not really even worth the effort for you to attempt to return it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Am I the only one who'll add more money to a gift-card for later? I mean, that's what they're for. With a low balance, I'll only do the partial pay only if I never plan to shop at that place ever again. - Anika
Huh. Cashiers/cashout systems around here must be smarter than the average bear. Using a gift card for what's left on it and paying the rest seems to me like standard procedure and adds 10 seconds to the checkout process. (If it was difficult, why would Target give away so many $5 and $10 gift cards with various purchases?) - Walt Crawford
There's a hitch in my plan - argh! The plan was to save / earn money until I had enough for the AC repair on my truck - about $1400. I figured April-ish. Yesterday I got a coupon from the dealer for 15% off service between 4-5pm. I called because I figured the coupon was missing information like 'oil changes' or 'tire rotations', after all...
... no one would start a job like my AC at 4pm. It took most of the day for the dealer to call back but to my surprise they will honor the coupon on the AC repair! I don't want to put the repair on my credit card b/c carrying interest defeats the coupon. I've got two weeks before the coupon expires. Must sell all the things! - Shannon - GlassMistress
We are invited to a Super Bowl get together. We were very gung-ho until someone pointed out that the game doesn't start till 8pm. The get together is an hour away ...we'd have to leave at 8 to be home by bedtime :-) #oldpeopleproblem
:( - Anne Bouey
8pm? I thought kickoff was at 3:30pm PST? That puts it at 6:30pm your time. Not that that helps much. It is a late start to a party for y'all and with that drive? Ooof. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Hmmm ... perhaps I was misinformed. I didn't actually check it myself, perhaps I should. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yeah, looks like kick-off is supposed to be 6:30 p.m. EST. That said, with the huge halftime show, etc., the game probably won't be over until ~11 or so. Halftime might be a good time for you to leave the shindig. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Especially since halftime is Katy Perry. So, y'know. Save yourself while you can! - Hookuh Tinypants
^^ schnort! - Shannon - GlassMistress
^ Amen! - Janet from FFHound!
Chopped, home edition. Object: use up some leftover ricotta and poached chicken. Dinner: pasta with chicken, basil, garlic, parm and peas tossed in ricotta with a little pasta water to thin it down. Result: yum!
We have an older gentleman who stops by for a part or service on a household mixer about once a year. Today he needs something I can only find on ebay. I ordered it and will not mark the item up when I sell it to him. He will bring me homemade pierogi ... all will be good!
MAN and I have started watching Black Sails. In last night's credits there was an actor who played the part 'hand job pirate' ... this killed me!
I suppose that its wrong that a friend posted on FB that her son is student of the week in his class at school and I immediately wondered who she bribed?
I was feeling froggy this weekend ;-)
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I wish you could smell this! Spicy short ribs with orange and basil.
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If you are in the business I am for long enough you get a little immune to most commercial kitchens and the level of gross they are able to achieve. This one however sets off my gross meter big time. We removed the shelf of a commercial microwave today to clean and reseal the shelf ... this is what we found under it! It is so 'cooked' that the...
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.. tech working on the unit is hammering it out of there! The silver bar in the middle is supposed to go round and round ... I don't think so! Ugh! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Like watching Kitchen Nightmares. - Eric - ill subliminal
Oy! :( - Jenny H. from Android
I can just hear Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue yelling "SHUT IT DOWN!" - Corinne L
In their defense this is under the floor of the microwave. Normally it is sealed down but their seal work out so things could get under it. How it didn't stink or smoke, or how it is still working, and why an inspector didn't write them up for the broken seal is beyond me. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Looks like my toaster. - Ken Morley
I hope your toaster isn't an inch deep in crud! - Shannon - GlassMistress
It is possible I need one of these. Bwhahahaha!
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Brontospoon - Isola Virtuale
I definitely need that. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This is not a brontosaurus! It's Nessie !! Emerging from the lake:-D - Selkis
unless it hasn't plesiosaurus fins it is a beautiful cyan brontosaurus - Isola Virtuale
I need it, too - chiaratiz™ from Android
OMG, it has to be mine! - мик
omg, adorbs!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
این خیلی خوبه ابجی:دی - حوسین
ubi is right, please somebody post a link, now! - мик
thx - мик
On the phone to the city about the sewer install. Me: Is there an approx. date for notification that we can commence with connection? City: Does it look done? Me: Yes. City: Well it should be anytime. #headdesk
Holy moly ... I just blew up the bead auction room on FB with a flying fox bat bead. I had no idea bats were so popular :-)
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<3 - Jenny H. from Android
I wear my bat bead that I bought from you on a necklace all the time (in memory of my dear friend Sam who was a chiropterologist) and it gets so much attention. :) You would do well selling bat beads to everyone over at the Bat World Sanctuary page on Facebook. - Hookuh Tinypants
That's nice! So glad you are still enjoying bat bead. I wonder if I'd get flamed if I posted a photo on their page ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
How...did I not know...that there are bat beads. - Colette
When it looks that amazing you bet it would. - Micah from FFHound!
Oh sorry .. Jennica and Laura wanted wombats. Sorry but the bat insisted on photo bombing ;-)
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So cute, Shannon! - Jenica from iPhone
Adorable. - Tamara J. B.
Awwwwww! - Laurie Boots
Ahhhh the possibilities of a clean work bench!
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Three flying fox bats. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Started a load of laundry. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Two gray mice. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Partridge? Pear tree? ;) - Laurie Boots from Android
Laundry to dryer, started another load. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Two more gray mice. I have an order for four the same size ... I'm having some size problems. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Glass explosion, burn ointment applied. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Ow. - bentley
Three work phone calls. Folded laundry, started the next load. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Another wombat, two plover beads, a lengthy call from a friend, more laundry. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Work call x two. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Another sea turtle and the last load of laundry is in the dryer. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Another skunk ... Getting tired. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Finished the laundry. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Siamese cat. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd like to see the wombats. :) - Laurie Boots from Android
WOMBATS - Jenica
Chopped, home edition. Leftover steak seasoned with chili powder,cumin and garlic, a package of Spanish rice, half a jar of salsa, left over beef broth, a can of corn, and tortillas. Yum!
Busted my bum last night at the party. Nearly everyone there remarked on what a great job I was doing, at least three folks want to hire me when they have their next party (mostly joking I think), one inebriated fellow wanted to divorce his wife and take me home, and the hostess was so happy she doubled her offer...$200!
Told the drunk dude I don't clean my own house and I darn sure wasn't going to clean his (we were joking...he was funny) - Shannon - GlassMistress
just for future reference: I met with an event guy to scope out options for work. He's a brand new official self-proprietor so I thought establishing a relationship could mean work for him and a price break for us since he's starting out. Day-of on-site management = $250. Prep in planning and day-of coordination = $500 w/ half upfront. And I will gladly pay it for an event that needs to go off without a hitch. Wish I had it for the big to-do coming up this week. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I was more of a bus-boy, tray runner combo. I cooked rice, and pulled things from the stove and oven on time but did no prep. I assembled a few trays - cheese and veggie, and kept the platters full. Washed a ton of coffee mugs as the hostess wanted to serve chowder in her mug collection ... 10 mugs for 60 folks, lol. All in all it was 5 hours of my time and I was offered all the food and drink I wanted (too busy to partake) and she sent me home with cake...win win ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
AC in my car is officially dead. The evaporator coil is kaput. Good news, the part is only about $300 bucks. Bad news, it is so buried in the dash board that the labor to replace it is about $1000 bucks. I better get torchin' SUMMER IS COMING ;-)
:( - Jenny H. from Android
Ow. - Stephen Mack
Dealer wants $1500. The funny thing is I'm more concerned about them getting the dash back together without it making noise. Honestly I don't think its possible and yet it would drive me crazy. - Shannon - GlassMistress
The evaporator coil in my car was busted when I bought it used. Fixed it for roughly the same price as you, and then my compressor went. :( - Colette
Delivered a part to a customer on my time after work because I knew he really needed it (cheese shredder to a pizza place) he responded by giving me a free pizza. Boom!
I had no idea you kept pizza places in operating order. I love your work. - SAM
If they serve or sell food we keep 'em in business :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
And they keep us in business. We try to be very mindful of that. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Good morning FFfolks! My weekend will include glass work, laundry, cleaning, serving at a party, and maybe the Ren Faire ... how about yours?
Going to try to list more stuff on ebay. Fix the bikes and hopefully clean up my potting station. - Anika
Nice! The potting station clean up reminded me that there will likely be some lawn work in there too somewhere :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
naps hopefully - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I have never learned the art of the nap :-( - Shannon - GlassMistress
you need to learn. it is glorious - MoTO: #TeamMarina
So I've been told (MAN is a champion napper) but unless I'm sick I just cant pull it off. If I do manage to fall asleep I sleep too hard and never quite wake up. - Shannon - GlassMistress
The Ren themed birthday party photo's are starting to hit FB ... dang it, someone got me! :-)
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Ok, the numbers are in. I fed over 100 folks for $444.46 ... I say not bad, not bad at all. :-)
Holy crap I'm tired, but happy. Food was good and well received. I was a bit more 'employee' than I expected and didn't get to see the ceremony for my favorite boy becomming an Eagle Scout but there is video so all is well. Bonus, the kitchen I was in was nice. Had a warming cabinet..perfect! I could have done all the cooking this week there!
The dogs let us sleep until almost 8am ... BOOM! (ya think I should go buy a lottery ticket today?)
Go for it. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Lots of latecomers to the party last night and we ran out of food. They got a little terse with me especially those with kids. Who shows up at a party at 10pm with hungry kids?
Also, there were far more than the 46 that RSVP'd - Shannon - GlassMistress
Gits,that's who - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
I prefer the term "jackasses" myself. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I was a little gobsmacked. One guy, with a hopefull hand on a foil covered pan I had just wrapped asked if there were any turkey legs left. "No, sorry, that -the pan- is just bread". He rips the foil off, mumbles something and wanders off while I repack the bread... Wha? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Whoa boy...seems our LP Gas License is expiring. Boss is the certified license holder. He wants me to take over that spot. I wonder if I remember how to study?
Hmm. I might have to rethink what I post on FB. One of the glass girls wants to know what I'm doing next Saturday, seems she needs someone to help with a party - keep the platters full and the counters clean. I'm not actually complaining she's paying $100, its a 3hr gig and hey, she's a fun person. It will probably be a fun thing to do :-)
I often get a little pissy b/c the rest of the work force here stands in the warehouse smoking and chatting the first hour and a half of the day while I work and answer the phone. Today I'm sitting at my desk altering a Ren costume while they smoke ... I'm not so pissy :-)
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