Sep 16, 2020


I received the spool I ordered, hoping it would be the correct type and size for the Bethia sampler.  Eureka!!  I requested they check the height for a minimum of 5.75" and this is a bit over 6".  Perfect!  
Here's the link, only a few left!!  Click this link -Stag Lane Primitives, if you can't, visit staglaneprimitives on Etsy.
My spool compared to my skinny bobbin.  The measurements in the Bethia chart show the shaft of the spool about 4.5" tall and almost 6" around, this matches.

 Storing leftover paint -
Rather than have the lid and edge rust, only to fall into the paint when opened later, I've resorted to this method and it works great.  I use a very sturdy bag inserted into a large plastic or glass container.  Old Maxwell House coffee containers work well too.

 Fold the bag over, pour in the paint, use a spatula to get it all out.  Twist tie the bag after depressing to remove air.
Remove the bag to pour out the amount you need.  If using the entire bag, cut a bottom corner and squeeze it all out into the pan.
 When the paint is done, no cleanup!  Remove and discard the bag, you have a clean container to use again.  No drying out, no rusty bits.

Mid September.  Yoi.



Dirty Martini Queen said...

You are a genius! I just finished touch up painting again and had to pick those dang rust flecks out. I was amazed when I bought paint and it came with a plastic lid with pouring spout last month.
Can't wait to see your sampler on the spool.

Mary said...

We save mayo jars to save paint, plastic jars with plastic lids. Run through dishwasher to clean, top shelf.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I just ordered the last bobbin. You are an!
Clever idea for the paint.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Clever, clever, clever. You never cease to amaze me. And dang Lauren!!! ~Robin~

Annmarie said...

LOVE your paint idea - If you write a book with all your ideas, sign me up for the first copy
Of course, I want a signed copy

Carol said...

Wow--what a great idea for keeping old paint rust-free, Marly! Will definitely be sharing this one with my husband (otherwise known as the "Keeper Of the Paints!" Thank you--and I look forward to seeing that pretty sampler finished on your "new" spool!

Nicki said...

Thank you for the paint tip! That is genius!!!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
LOVE the bobbin size and so happy you found it!! If I didn't have so many already, I would have wanted one!!! Looks like it is too late anyway!!!
Great idea for the paint!! Leave it to you to come up with the best idea!!! Thanks for sharing as always!!
Hope you have a great week!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

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