Another one of my favorite gifts from grandma is her entire stash of embroidery floss. Last year I sorted through the three grocery bags full of it, throwing out all but the DMC. I thought that I wouldn't need to buy any thread for years. Then last week, while I was browsing through the craft store, I saw a collection of variegated colors. I resisted the initial urge to buy it, but then I saw the beautiful effect of the variegated green in this state flower square done by turkey feathers. Now my Idaho Syringa square is on hold until my next trip to the craft store.