I feel slightly like I'm contemplating my naval here but I may change my project slightly. I'm happy with the fabrics I culled from my stash, although they didn't photograph well color wise.
But I have to get the main part/background done this weekend, as next week I have to have clear decks and no mess.
That means: do I have the energy tomorrow to:
get out the sewing machine and hope all the cords and plugs are nearby someplace
find the manual
oil the machine
forget about finding the flannel design wall this weekend -- it could be anywhere in 2 closets of tubs (thanks to moving cities a year ago)
and where is the freezer paper roll?
What IS easiest for me at the moment is still handwork. Easy to pick up and easy to put behind a closet door.
The Circle Play book: I could probably do it all by hand -- I had to laugh at the way the author describes how to "gather" the fabric around the circles using the sewing machine. That's great if you have a large table, the sewing machine set up and more. Just whip those babies out. I bet I could do it just as fast by hand: we all didn't make yo-yos for nothing over the years....
Now I know why I've been knitting more than anything else: these items are easier to find after multiple moves/different storage spaces!