I was asked about the colors I used to stitch the thistle freebie from gazette94. I printed this chart in color and used DMC 367 for the dark green squares and 368 for the light green. Fot the purples there were 3 shades....208 for the dark, 209 for the medium, and 210 for the light. The backstitching was done using 367, also. Hope this helps.