Today, when I read this article in the paper about how many teaspoons of sugar there are in a can of pop, I went beyond my usual "wow" and "tsk tsk" response. Maybe it was the word "visualize".
I imagined filling a glass with water equal to the amount of pop in a can. Then I mentally measured out ten teaspoons of sugar and stirred them into the water. Would ten teaspoons dissolve in that amount of liquid? Could I drink the now sugared water?
Heck, at the height of my sugar addiction, the most I ever added to tea or coffee was two to three teaspoons of sugar. Ten? No way.
The manufacturers of pop must be doing something to get that much sugar into the pop.
This morning, while making a batch of peanut butter, process detailed here, I thought about adding some salt for a change; I use unsalted blanched peanuts. As my hand reached for the salt mill my eyes stopped at the salt box. I wondered what it would be like to use chunky grains of sea salt. Well, I am pleased. The peanut butter is not uniformly salty but has perks of flavour.
Containers that are not suitcases (which need to be taken off the shelf and opened) but are more convenient with contents viewable are being sought.
I decided to crochet one using some Irish fishing line. You can see the start of it.
Then, at Rotary sale on the weekend, I came across the 9-compartment, cotton, 'knitted' one. Hmmm. I like it .... but ..... it isn't quite ..... I don't know .... it may stay or it may not.
This one replaced a shallow wicker bun basket and I am pleased with it; actually, I think I will make it again only this time with higher sides. It is stiff plastic with a nice texture and all I did was cut in from each corner of a rectangle, crossover the cut edges, punch holes on both and secure with twine.
It satisfied immediately because I was looking for something (beyond the wicker basket) which would hold the items 'at a glance' state (it does!) and would give the pleasure of having made it myself.
This old wooden in-box from somebody's desk was a delight as soon as I saw it at the church sale; I thought it might fit on the stacking shelves with narrow spaces between the stacks. It does, but I also like how it looks - and 'works' - on top of a suitcase.
It's always fascinating. Then something really interesting happens like throwing the chain and having it form an image of a hummingbird and there is a hummingbird outside the window and you think, wow, I would really like to capture this image for a moment, at least.
The glue idea in the linked post does work - but I wanted something quicker.
Roll of clear mactac came to mind.
I cut a piece and stuck it over the design on the table, lifted it carefully, turned it over, stuck another piece on the back.
It is 'captured' by the plastic. It will be soonest released.