I'm thinking it's time to start a blog train every month. I think enough people are participating, that it should work out fine. Don't feel like you have to take part every month.
I'm thinking of following a time frame like this. I'll have to try and be better organized to keep getting things ready.
1. Open thread for color/theme suggestions. Sept 23 for Nov BT (last week of two months before)
2. Vote on color/themes. Sept 30 for Nov BT (first week of 1 month before)
3. Post Color/theme. Working period begins. Oct 7 for Nov BT (start of second week of month before)
4. Post list for live blog train. Oct 29 for Nov BT (a few days before month)
This time period would give a working period of about 3 weeks, which seems like it should be doable. Remember, blog train contributions aren't supposed to be huge, so that should give plenty of time to make a little "taster."