I took the advice that I was given about turning down the flame on my HH torch and being aware of where I am working in the flame and it really helped!
I think that I might just be getting a little faster. I created all of these in about 6 hours.
Back to the torch tomorrow...
Note to self: Don't drink caffeine before trying to work with hot glass! That Ice Capp tastes good, but it's just. not. worth. it!