If the beauty of Spring and the return of the morning chorus of birdies is not enough to light the fire of creativity, then get your hands on a copy of this book:
The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational stitches, textures and surfaces , by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne, is true to its claim. The photos are lovely and the connection between image, texture and stitch is very dynamic. The cover (seriously) does not do the contents justice. At 300 pages, you will be sure to come back to this wealth of inspiration again and again!