We have all become so accustomed to our sewing machines with the various "bells and whistles", me included. It isn't until you are not able to get to it that you begin to come up with ways to continue stitching without relying on your, Pfaff, Bernina, Janome, Juki, Elna and what have you.
I recently suffered a fall that resulted in a broken fibula. Off my feet for at least two weeks with an air cast; can't put any weight on it; gotta continue in the same cast for an additional 6 weeks after that. Great! and I had so many plans for finishing all those WIPs sitting under the sewing table.
While sitting on my couch I spied a bin with colourful Kaffe Fassett fabrics, a pattern book by Jen Kingwell titled Circle Game. Ah Ha!!! This was supposed to be one of my bucket list items; completely hand piecing a quilt top. Look at this; I even started cutting some of the templates. So I started the first one.