Shows feature drinks, designs

by Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on thread painting, making blueberry drinks and creating a faux rock finish on walls will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Author and designer Nancy Prince will show how to do thread painting. This method is especially good when a design has a high stitch density and can be cut out. Prince’s latest book is “Simple Thread Painting,” and she lives in Orlando, Fla.

Jill Klosowski, spokesperson for TrueBlue in Vancouver, British Columbia, will talk about the benefits of incorporating blueberries in drinks, such as sodas, punch and popsicles, since these are healthy ways to get children to learn to enjoy blueberries.

Barbara Wurden, owner of Faux Fun Inc. in Long Beach, Calif., is going to show an amazing wall that has been created using rock patterns made out of butcher paper or craft paper.

Information on dyslexia, flower arranging and turning cherished memories into quilted fabric will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Meg Porch and Cathleen Tomlinson, representatives of the Southwest Chapter of the International Dyslexia Association, will explain what dyslexia is, what causes it and how it is treated. They live in Taos.

Rene Van Rems of the California Cut Flower Commission will share tips for designing and arranging flowers, tell how to become “friends” with your florist, and show some unusual flowers for everyday use. He’s from Watsonville, Calif.

Margaret Sindelar of Martingale & Co. will show some ways to turn cherished memories into quilted fabric that can be enjoyed forever. She’ll show several different designs she has created. She’s from Bothell, Wash.

TrueBlue Blueberry and Soda

1/2 cup TrueBlue Wild Blueberry cocktail (or any flavor)

1/2 cup club soda

lemon wedge for garnish

Pour TrueBlue Blueberry Cocktail in a glass filled with ice. Add club soda and garnish with lemon.

TrueBlue Blueberry Punch

2 cups TrueBlue Wild Blueberry cocktail

2 cups ginger ale

1 cup orange juice

2 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Mix all ingredients in a punch bowl. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon or orange slices if desired.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.