The crisis: My favorite machine for piecing will not feed the fabric. I know what the problem is but I have not figured out how to do that kind of deep cleaning myself, so my machine was delivered for a cleaning. It will be out of operation for a week. I do have a couple other machines, but this is the only one that fits in my sewing table.
The opportunity: I have a number of tops that need to be quilted. I quilted one and used one of the other machines to add the binding. (Not as easy as using my sewing table, but still did the job.) Now I am going to sit and do the hand binding. Should be able to deal with a few of these with a whole week to work this way.
I thing I like this kind of situation! Of course, I would hate it if it went on forever.