Here are some problems unique to having 30+ machines:
The color of thread and bobbins i need are always on the other machine.
When I go on a trip or take a class, which one do I take??
My tools and notions are tricky to find because of my many sewing tables, with many drawers.
I can only use one at a time, so some beauties are neglected.
I have a low shank walking foot, but not all my machines are low shank!
When I tell my children to get something and say it is by the sewing machine, they give me a blank look.
I have to get descriptive, i.e. "the one in the living room under the hand crank."
There are advantages though!
I am not afraid to try a new machine, even if it is foreign to me.
I can set up one machine for appliqué and another for quilting and leave them that way.
I can come to the rescue when the machines at a church service project fail. (You need 5 machines to replace these? I'll be right back!)
When my quilt group meets at my house, no one has to bring their machine.
If one machine fails, I can get out a different one. This is only in theory, my machines are vintage and rarely fail, after I've given them the once over.
When I find cams at the thrift store, I usually have the machine they go to already.
I can lend a machine to a friend.
Can you think of any more? Post a comment!