The local craft shop had a sale on today so I got 3 skeins of embroidery thread and one of tapestry wool all for £2.
The thread is in lovely colours, 1 sort of candy corn like, 1 pumpkin-y and 1 lovely mixed green:
The photos don't show quite how vibrant the colours are, but they are pretty strong.
The tapestry wool is a nice antique red. I'll find something to use it in, I suspect.
I also just got given these charm bags from Japan, which will be great for sending jewelry off in.