The Tour de Fleece

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Suburban Hipster Homesteading, book proposals, chasing small children, restocking my shop and planning my holiday bunny trail for my shop clearly isn’t enough to do on its own.  Why not do the Tour de Fleece?

My team for Tour de Fleece. Caw caw!

Why not?  The Tour de Fleece happens at the same time as The Tour de France and follows the same general time line with the same rest days and challenge day (Stage 18, on Thursday, July 18th, when they climb Alpe d’Huez twice).  We don’t climb a mountain on the 18th but we do challenge ourselves.  I’m going to attempt to take on Navajo Plying.

I spin all the time, ask anyone who sees me in meat space but believe it or not, committing to spin every day has been more challenging than I thought.  It’s only day 7 and I’ve already had a few days where I’m like, uuuuuuuuuuugh spinninnnnnnnnnng nooooooooooooooooo.

The part that is relevent to you is that I’ve been using this time to work on some ritual cords.  I have various planetary cords in the works along with cords to specific deities.  Ritual cords can be used for lots of things – knot work spells, tying around a candle, wearing them to give you extra oomph, etc etc make your own fun.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway.    I have this whole idea for a Solar working that I’ll be offering that involves St. Germain bottles, gemstones and herbs.  I’ve been spinning the cord for this using the playlist I made (lots of The Bling Ring, The Great Gatsby,  Lana del Rey, The Pierces and Marina and the Diamonds.  Theme: Aspiring for the Good Life) and a lot of Aves Flying Oinment from Ms. Lawless.  And some hooch I made.  Magic requires sacrifices like this of us.

My picture of Day 7 include the solar herb bath I did for the yarn to set it.

 

TdF Day 7

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

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