I heard a real person say the word "quixotic"!!!! Of course I recognize the word, have read the word in many books, know what it means, and even know its etymology - - but I don't remember ever hearing it spoken aloud! I intend to use it at least weekly from here on out.
I received the January 2013 issue of "Canadian Living" yesterday, and flipping through it, took note of a fun project that uses quilting fabrics: furoshiki
"Originating from Japanese culture where it promotes caring for the environment and reducing waste' Furoshiki is the eco-friendly wrapping cloth. Using techniques similar to origami, it can be used for gift wrapping, grocery shopping or simply as décor. Why furoshiki? It is reusable and multi-purpose. Its versatility allows you to wrap almost anything regardless of its shape or size."