I leave tomorrow for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA and a visit with my family members there. I’m very excited. It looks like the weather is going to cooperate and the trip is all happily arranged. So in the way of things, the battery died in my beautiful Bolova watch and I really didn’t have time to take it to a jewelry and get it changed (I can’t do that one myself) before I went. So I ordered this cheap white plastic watch with one-day delivery for about the same a battery would cost. And yes, I will still get the Bolova fixed, but I also wanted a watch to wear when I am working with paints and dyes, etc.
When it came, and I put it on, it seemed to scream…cheap white plastic watch here! So my son David suggested I paint it if I could. What a great idea. I tried out several markers on the back of the strap and found only one will stay without wiping off..Sharpies. I have a nice collection of sharpies, and so I turned it into this:
It is seemingly dry now. I’m going to let it continue to dry for another hour or so before putting it on. It may wear off as I wear it, but just passing a cloth over it, there is no change of color or stain on the cloth. After that dried I painted over it with clear finger nail polish. We’ll see how this wears. The fun thing is the numbers on the watch face are all different colors kind of like a color wheel, so it fits the project.
Sew I’m off to my neice’s first thing in the morning, and on to MAQF on Friday and Saturday, home Sunday. How fun is that?!
Sew happy everyone!