Here's a photo of the red fabric that my friend's mom gave to me. They are all so pretty. Perhaps I feel a valentine quilt coming on.
If you love Japanese animation, you have to love My Neighbor Totoro.
My husband sent me a link to this adorable story of this kid who accidently dropped his stuffed Totoro doll down a storm drain, and what several dedicated adults did to try and save him.
It's called Don't Let Totoro Die, We Can Wash Him!