Information on squaring up quilt blocks, making a bud vase cover, and things to do with grapefruit juice will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)
Debbie Caffrey, Debbie’s Creative Moments, will show how to square up quilt blocks prior to cutting out the pieces. The quilt pattern she’ll work on is titled ‘Delectably Simple Mountains.” She lives in Albuquerque.
Eric Drexler is with Sulky of America, and he will demonstrate how to create a decorative cover for a bud vase, which hides the water and lets you change the look for different seasons or holidays. Drexler is from Port Charlotte, Fla.
Eleisha Ensign, Executive Director of TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc. in Mission, Texas, will explain all of the interesting facts about grapefruit juice, including the best way to squeeze it, show different juicing devices, and share some fun things you can do with grapefruit juice.
Information on making flowers from a variety of ribbons, and making gel candles will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. (All times are Mountain.)
Helen Gibb, a designer and author, specializes in making beautiful flowers from a variety of ribbons. She's going to demonstrate how to make a hat pincushion and needle case. Her company is Helen Gibb Designs and she’s from Louisville, Colo.
Diane Lieb of Portales will show how to make gel candles, which are great gifts for people living in dorms, offices or living facilities where they can’t burn candles.
Rio star grapefruit lemonade
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (14 lemons)
• 2 cups freshly squeezed Texas Rio Star Grapefruit juice (3 large grapefruit)
• Grapefruit cut into thin round halves for garnish
Prepare an ice bath. Combine the sugar and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Stir well and set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until all of the sugar has dissolved. About 10 minutes. Pour the sugar syrup into a medium bowl and set the bowl in the ice bath to cool. Syrup should yield 2 1/2 cups. When ready to serve the beverage, combine the lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and the sugar syrup in a medium pitcher. Add the grapefruit garnish and fill with ice cubes. Serve immediately. Makes 12 servings.
“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.