I started this on Saturday, but stopped with the letters and part of the border done because I didn't like the colors of dull green I had chosen for the central tree. On Monday I went to my favorite LNS to get a substitute thread and came up with Weeks Dye Works Envy, which was the bright color I was looking for. I've stitched some with it, but now I am worried that the black letters are fading into the tree because Envy is too dark. It will only get worse because there is a lot more tree. I could frog it all and go with the Needle Necessities thread shown above. I had originally picked that out for the tree and then became worried that there was too much blue/turquoise in this thread. The Crescent Colours thread I am substituting for, Jolly Holly, has some blue, but it is more grey blue. I suppose I could go with the lighter, duller colors (Six Strand Sweets Green Tea or WDW Kudzu) I had originally rejected. The darker green on the border is GAST Pine as called for. In the meantime I have returned to stitching on Hawaiian Mandala while I decide what to do. No pictures of that until I show significantly more progress.