I received the patterns that I had ordered within four days and that was the first pleasant shock. The second came when I started to stitch "The Bunch of Lilacs". I started in the upper left corner and I find myself stopping and admiring the stitches. This is the first time that I have worked with blended threads and I'm simply overwhelmed by the gorgeous shading that is achieved. I have heard the expression..."painting with threads" and for the first time I can understand what it means. Keep up the good work and keep those patterns coming.