I fired it all up, the fan heater, the kiln, the oxygen generator the ventilation, it was all humming and a whirring like a finely tuned orchestra. I chose my glass, purple obviously and I decided to make something I hadn't made for ages, flowers, flower beads would be my medicine.
I don't know if you remember but my trusty bead making stool shattered into pieces mid bead somewhere back in the autumn and I replaced it with a kitchen stool some 40+ years old. I know it is really old because I remember it being so high up I couldn't sit on it when I was little, but I digress... With everything set up and ready for action I was keen to get started so I sat my lardy arse down and heard a long low groan as the replacement stool sagged under me... I quickly stood up and with a pathetic wheeze the poor old stool slid sideways in slow motion and to it's ultimate doom under a cloud of 40 year old dust, a dying breath expelled by it's brown vinyl seat as it met the floor...bummer.... no bead making for me then.
Today I have a new stool on order, it has a back and everything, gas lift, 360 degree swivel and it's coming the day after tomorrow. I am so excited but I have to wonder, two stools in two months? perhaps I should lose some weight!
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