I did this cross stitch a few years back. It was a DMC pack. I love the colours in this they are so true to life. With the left over threads I cross stitched a hand towel with the word Welcome on it, they hang on the wall next to my bed. When it was nearly finished and there were only a few stitches to fill in I just used whichever thread I wanted, it was easier and quicker this way and it made no difference to the final result. I have had a little production line going with my sewing in the past couple of days. I have used Brother Card No. 65 to make these little needle cases for presents. The names are blocked out at the top so the new owners can't see what they will be getting. I have also embroidered a pattern with a sewing theme on the back of the cases. I still have two more to make.