How very lucky to come back from your holidays and receive these:
Two colour charts - for Aurifil cotton, and Aurifil Lana (wool blend)....
...which are a thing of beauty and will be going on the wall for reference, and as works of art.
Not only that, but threads in different weights!
Ooh, lovely thread.
As you can see all the threads come in a huge variety of lovely colours. I sometimes think that human beings are a bit like bower birds and these fire off all my acquisitive neurons (though I already have a mate, and it is possible that a wonderful thread collection wouldn't have done it for him). I'm particularly taken with the beautiful wools, which open up all kinds of creative possibilities I hadn't thought of.
I would like to thank Alex Veronelli of Aurifil, who quite unexpectedly responded to this post in such a generous way. I can't wait to use these, and will let you know how I get on.