We did get some sun yesterday, not a lot, but some. This morning, though there are a lot of clouds, between times the sun has been pouring into the study. The coolest thing yesterday was the fairy rain that hit during class. It was fun watching Nexes go out and frolic around in it.
Everything is dripping. I didn’t hear any rain, but there must have been some. The sun isn’t hitting the slant wall bookcase anymore. It’s moved far enough back to the south to only be hitting the next one. It didn’t register before, since there’s been so much cloud in the mornings, but it’s been a month since Solstice….
I got the cinquefoil and yarrow harvested before I headed to the shop yesterday morning. I still had rosebuds to process when I got there and there’s still one tray of them left. I managed to bump the cinquefoil, valerian and pinks baskets and Sam had to help me pick ‘em all up. I’m still sorting those back out this morning. I got the leaves stripped from the yarrow and the flowers hung to dry late in the day, and the cinquefoil into its basket earlier. I’m hoping that I’ll get the rosebuds finished and the dehydrator started today.
Sam found the copper tube amulet pieces the other day. I got the fold-up instructions done and printed (black and white works on the printer) and Sam got those cut. I have to start on getting jump rings on them, cut the felt bits and start bagging. That may not happen until tomorrow.
All day I worked on the Oregon coast scenery cards. There are 5 or 6 sets up and finished, now. I’m going to try to get back to the Weird is the new Cool sets today. Late in the day I got some licks in on the embroidery.
The 101 class had more teachers than students last night, and then two “sit-ins”, folks who aren’t actually taking the class, but are interested in the topics.
I have to get Sam to pick rosebuds this morning again.
Nexes and Raven are taking Brett to work in Lincoln City this morning and then picking up Fawkes. They’re going to drop Sam and me at the shop where we’re going to work on paperwork and inventory for a while, then I’m going to get back to the cards. I still haven’t managed to get Wishpot to work. I don’t get what the hold-up is on getting products to show up on Facebook. I f I can’t get that working today, I’m going to put up at least a few pictures, the way I do with Spoonflower.
When Fawkes gets here, we’re going back to the house to do some baking, and he needs to get a nap. I’m going to try to get into the garden to get some things planted. Nexes picked up a lemon verbena at the Farmer’s Market and we have a lungwort and a galena to get in. I hope my catnip is still ok. I need to find one of the planting buckets for that so I can cage the cats out of it! This evening I’m planning to make a tomato, onion, zucchini sauté and fish baked with cilantro, lime and wine.
We’re getting places on the planning for the Pan-Pagan Gathering. Right now, the plan is for a few classes at the shop on Friday after the Opening Ritual at 10am, then the Travelers’ Stew and jam session/drum circle that evening at the shop. We’ll have people at the shop at 8 on Saturday, and classes will start at 9am and run until 6pm both at the shop and Darwinia’s. The potluck will start at 6pm at Darwinia’s and go on into the evening. Classes will run from 9am-6pm on Sunday as well, and the closing ritual will be at 6pm.
One track is mostly ready to go. We’re going to do some short classes on Element magicks as follows:
1. Earth - Marius
2. Water - Rowan
3. Fire - Nexes
4. Candle - Nexes
5. Crystals - Nexes
6. Mirror - Trisha
11. Air - Tricia
14. something - Tricia
7. Snow & Ice - Anja
8. Sea - Anja
9. Knot - Anja
10. Rain, Fog, Storm - Anja
12. Magnet -
13. Star -
15. Tree -
16. Image & Wax -
The numbers are just to keep track, not what order the classes will be in. …and we may end up adding a few classes to Friday from this setup, especially since a couple of the teachers want two hours, not one.
The other tracks are Practical Magicks, (which will include sand candles, book mending and making a pattern for a ritual robe, etc. ) Craft Basics and Advanced Magicks (which may include a couple of panel discussions, but we’re waiting to hear back….) If you’re going to want the information as it goes along in depth instead of in the “reader’s digest condensed” form, please e-mail the address below. Not sure if there’s going to be a newsletter for that or what, but the Facebook group is opening up, soon.
It’s now beautifully sunny. The clouds are breaking up, although not gone. Ok, time for shower and shop!
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