I don't know about you, but inspiration always seems to come for me when I cannot do a single thing about it.
In this particular instance, I broke one of my rules about the scrappy quilt I was working on and actually bought fabric for it. The charm pack (pre-cut 5" squares of fabric) I came into innocently enough. I was Christmas shopping for my mother-in-law at fabric.com when I decided to look around for a coupon code. It turned out that by adding the cost of another charm pack to my order and bumping it up past $50 to activate the coupon, I would actually come out paying $3 less for my mother-in-law's gift and get a little gift for me. Really, it would have been stupid not to.
Then I went to JoAnn Fabrics where I had gotten a gift card for my birthday and fully planned on using everything that was left on it to buy supplies for something I was making for someone else. At the last minute I decided that it was my birthday money and I deserved something fun, just for me. I bought the fat quarter bundle in the little basket there. I am not sure what I am going to do with the patterned purple pieces that have no teal or green (or the six or seven charm squares that don't either for that matter), but I cannot wait to get back to this quilt...right now. Somehow I think I won't be so inspired once I'm finished with the diaper bag I have to make and have free time again.