I did start Bluebird's Message yesterday. I'm using a Silkweaver 32 count linen called Porcelain. It's a very light pink despite how it looks in the picture (I need to get better at picture taking). I tell you, when I opened up my package of threads from the retailer the bright colors just jumped out at me. I've gotten so used to working in fall colors and holiday colors so I really mean they JUMPED at me! I love the jewel tones and the timing of this start is good. I need to start back using two threads on certain designs. I think some do look better and this might be one of them. And I do think I've made a big mistake using only one thread on Blackwork Fantasy Garden. I saw a WIP online that was using two threads and the colors really pop more than mine do in the knots. Oh well, way to late now!
I'm not sure how long this will take me but I think I will work on it part of the weekend with the addtion of my Christmas ornament SAL piece. Of course I won't be able to finish it no matter what because I'm still missing Brick from my package and there is a lot of brick in this piece - the border, the heart and half of the alphabet not to mention several of the flowers. I also need to get to My Workstation - part four will be available late next week and I don't want to get behind.