You get a bunch of threads and they're all 1 of this colour and 1 of this colour and the colours are 4 shades of grey and 5 shades of green and 3 shades of brown plus 2 shades of off-white. They have handy names like light beaver grey, ecru, fern green, mahogany.
I think I got it right. If I didn't hopefully it looks like I did.
I had to hold off posting this update until I was sure it wasn't linked to google+ since it's going to be a present.