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What incredible luck to have been born so completely nondescript. There was nothing distinctive in his height (middling), his Weight (average) nor in his ordinary face shaped face. Raf could pick pockets for the rest of his life on looks like his. … how could a watchmen ever pick him out of a crowd when the description his victim gave would match a hundred, a thousand other boys in the crowd? –Mercedes Lackey

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I have several other photos from last weeks 52 Project. It was hard choosing just one. So if you follow the link you can see the other two I liked.

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“and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” ~Queen Esther

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I finally finished my seat cushion. I bought one and it tore along the seam. So I decided to make a new cover for it. I really like the look of celtic quilting, so I picked a large knotwork pattern. The cushion is made from red cotton that I had lying around and leftover yarn to fill in the knotwork. Trapunto quilting is nice because I find it quick to do and very impressive looking, when it’s really quite simple.

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Oatmeal Scones

I have fallen in love with baking scones. I’d never baked any until just recently. I thought it would be really hard, but they are super simple. They keep all week-long and use very few ingredients. These are oatmeal, maple and almond. I sprinkled oatmeal and raw sugar on the top. My favorite way to eat scones is with honey on top.

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You believe in the sun, even when it is not shining.

You believe in love, even when you can feel it not.

You believe in God, even when He is silent.

~Grafitti from a ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. My grandmother, Hildegard Pitts, saw it and wrote it in the family bible.

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“My pillow has become a dusty thing

for whom should I brush it off?”

Izumi Shikibu

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