Looking through my quickly dwindling stash of thread I pulled out the only three colors that I had multiple balls of. I settled on the light mint from Lizabeth. It's a size 20, which is the size given to use by the instructions. I did one of the star motifs, and I gotta say it looks better. The light green of this thread looks good against my skin. I will have to add more motifs to get it sized to fit my frame but thats okay.