Discipline. I like that word.
Also, my mom is my sewing enabler, so it should stand to reason that she ought to benefit from that at least once. She always gets me cool quilting stuff as gifts. She's given me quilting magazine subscriptions, a quilting frame (hoop style), plastic templates, books, fabric (yard sale finds!), and nifty spring-loaded scissors. We always find time to go to a fabric store of some type when we get together. This last trip, we went to a Hancock's, and we both spotted this beautiful holiday fabric at about the same time. I couldn't think of anything I needed it for, but she bought it for me for Christmas...then gave it to me for my birthday... <grin>
Finally, I figure I can do the teensy tiny patterns first & if I run out of time, I can do the folded "4-patch" coaster in another thread...