A box of assorted basic colors and then tons of my choices. I'm sure once I get started on a project, I will wish for that soft gray or rose colored thread that I missed but I can always go back. The little tray drawers are filled with every imaginable color so after a while it is eye and brain drain. I had a coupon and that helped with the financials. I am back in my dreams of searching for new/old/ancient images of the stories, lessons and legends of the desert journey. I often take a break and research other loves such as planets and or whatever crosses my mind and heart at the same time. I've been considering stepping into map making...quite an assortment of images out there and maybe I can add my view in a new and different way...we shall see.