Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6619

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>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY WITH THE BEST OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES IN TODAY'S ACTIVE WORLD. WITH YOUR HOST SHERYL BORDEN. >> WELCOME TO "CREATIVE LIVING." TODAY WE'RE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT A NEW CURRICULUM THAT SCHOOLS CAN USE TO DEAL WITH BULLYING. WE'LL SHARE SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION ON AN OLD QUILT PATTERN, AND DEMONSTRATE MAKING GIFTS WITH SLICE-AND-BAKE COOKIE DOUGH. ONE OF MY GUESTS IS PETER GOODMAN, AND HE'S AN AUTHOR WHO'S WRITTEN A CHILDREN'S BOOK ABOUT BULLYING. HE SAYS THAT A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF BULLYING TAKES PLACE IN AND AROUND THE SCHOOL BUILDING, AND HE'LL EXPLAIN WHY HIS CURRICULUM IS SO EFFECTIVE IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. HIS BUSINESS IS DREAM BIG AND HE LIVES IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ANOTHER GUEST TODAY IS CHERYL PHILLIPS, AND SHE'S GOING TO SHOW HER VERSION OF QUILT BLOCKS FOR THE POPULAR DRUNKARD'S PATH PATTERN. SHE'LL DEMONSTRATE USING TRIANGLES INSTEAD OF SQUARES, AND SHOW HOW TO ALTERNATE FABRIC COLORS TO ALLOW FOR NEW DESIGNS. HER BUSINESS IS PHILLIPS FIBER ART, AND SHE'S FROM DELTA, COLORADO. WE'LL BEGIN THE SHOW TODAY WITH TWO COOKBOOK AUTHORS, KIMBERLY REINER AND JENNA SANZ-AGERO. THEY'RE GOING TO SHOW HOW TO MAKE A BASIC COOKIE DOUGH RECIPE AND CREATE SLICE-AND-BAKE GIFT LOGS. THEY LIVE IN TARZANA, CALIFORNIA. JENNA AND KIMBERLY, IT'S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE. I'M MEETING THE SUGAR MOMMAS FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT'S A PLEASURE, AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED READING YOUR BOOK, THE "SUGAR, SUGAR," BECAUSE IT'S ALL SWEETS. >> THANK YOU. >> IT'S MY KIND OF COOKING. >> US TOO. >> OUR KIND OF COOKING. >> YOUR KIND OF COOKING. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WRITE THIS BOOK, UH, JENNA? >> WELL, KIMBERLY HAD AN IDEA THAT IF SHE HAD THIS WONDERFUL, OLD FAMILY FUDGE RECIPE... >> MM-HMM. >> AND A GREAT STORY, AND SHE THOUGHT IF SHE HAD IT, THEN THERE MUST BE SO MANY PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THAT DID, AND SO, WE DECIDED TO START COLLECTING THEM. >> AND WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF PUTTING THE BOOK TOGETHER? >> I THINK MEETING THE PEOPLE. WELL, FIRST I HAVE TO SAY WORKING WITH JENNA. >> UH-HUH. >> WE GOT TO--IT WAS OUR FIRST BIG PROJECT THAT WE DID TOGETHER, AND WE GOT TO MEET PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, AND WEST, AND I THINK THAT WAS THE BEST, AND DISCOVERING THESE OLD TREASURED RECIPES THAT WE FELT IF WE DIDN'T START COLLECTING THEM AND START A RECIPE REVOLUTION, THEY WERE GOING TO BE LOST. >> THEY WOULD, UH-HUH. AND I--WHEN I READ THROUGH THE BOOK I--OF COURSE, I LIKE TO COOK AND I LOVE DESSERTS AS I SAID, BUT MY FAVORITE PART WERE THE STORIES. I--AND I COULD RELATE TO SOME, YOU KNOW, OUR GRANDMOTHERS PASSING THEM ON, OR OUR GREAT- GRANDMOTHERS OR OUR MOTHER-IN-LAW, OR WHATEVER THE SITUATION WAS. SO, YOU'RE GOING TO START OUT BY MAKING A SLICE-AND-BAKE COOKIE. WELL, THAT SOUNDS SIMPLE ENOUGH, BUT THIS--THIS WHOLE CONCEPT'S GOING TO BE ON HOW THESE CAN BECOME SUCH GREAT FOOD GIFTS, RIGHT? >> EXACTLY. YEAH, WE, UH--FOR ANY OCCASION, REALLY, BUT, UH, THESE MAKE A GREAT HOSTESS GIFT, OR FOR THE HOLIDAYS. IT'S SOMETHING UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO THE TEACHER. >> DO IT YOURSELF. >> UH-HUH. >> EXACTLY. >> AND KIMBERLY AND I WERE SAYING THAT IF YOU'VE JUST HAD A BAD DAY... >> IF YOU HAD A BAD DAY, I MEAN, HOW NICE... >> WHAT A GREAT GIFT. >> IF A GIRLFRIEND DROPPED OFF A FRESH-MADE COOKIE, AND SAID, "YOU KNOW WHAT? HERE'S SOME HOMEMADE COOKIE DOUGH. YOU TAKE TWO SLICES OR YOU EAT THE WHOLE LOG. DON'T TELL ANYBODY." >> [LAUGHS] >> EXACTLY. >> IT'S THE SAME THING. NO ONE'S GOING TO KNOW. >> THAT SOUNDS GREAT. >> BUT WOULDN'T THAT JUST MAKE YOUR DAY? >> IT WOULD, IT WOULD. >> YES, IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL GIFT AND SO EASY TO DO, AND YOU CAN DO IT WITH ANY TYPE OF COOKIE. >> RIGHT. >> OH, OKAY, SO YOUR FAVORITE SUGAR COOKIE OR-- >> YES. >> CHOCOLATE CHIP OR WHATEVER. >> SO, UM, WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS YOU HAVE, UM, A BALL OF COOKIE DOUGH. >> UH-HUH. >> AND THEN WE ARE JUST GOING TO JUST--JEN AND I LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS IS PLAY-DOH TO US. >> UH-HUH. >> THIS IS ADULT PLAY-DOH, SO WE'RE JUST GOING TO ROLL IT OUT. >> EXCEPT THAT YOU CAN EAT IT, THAT'S MY FAVORITE PART. >> EXACTLY. >> IT'S BETTER, YES. >> SO, WE JUST KIND OF MAKE IT INTO A LOG SHAPE, AND THEN WE ROLL. >> THAT'S PARCHMENT PAPER? >> PARCHMENT PAPER OR WAX PAPER OVER IT, AND NOW I LIKE TO TAKE A SUSHI MAT. >> I SAW ABOUT IT IN--IN THE BOOK. I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THAT WAS USED. >> ISN'T THAT GREAT? SO, YOU CAN JUST ROLL THAT OVER AND-- >> OH, THAT JUST HELPS SHAPE IT. >> YEP. AND JENNA, WHAT ARE SOME OTHER IDEAS? >> WELL, YOU CAN--I MEAN, THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS. YOU COULD TAKE A PAPER TOWEL ROLL AND CUT IT IN HALF AND USE THE--YOU KNOW, THE HALF-CURVE SEMI- CIRCLE OF THE TOWEL ROLL. >> UH-HUH. >> UM, YOU KNOW, I JUST USE MY HANDS, SO... >> DISH TOWEL. >> ANY WAY TO GET IT INTO A LOG, BUT... >> YEAH, AND YOU'RE GOING TO SHOW US SOME WAYS TO PACKAGE THESE, BUT I'M THINKING, WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO GIVE SOMEONE A NEW, FRESH, CLEAN, LITTLE KITCHEN TOWEL? >> WOULDN'T THAT BE GREAT? >> THAT'D BE GREAT, YEAH. I NEED THOSE. >> AND I LIKE TO PLAY WITH THIS, SO, I CHOOSE TO USE THIS, SO... SO, TAKE YOUR--SO, TAKE YOUR LOG AND THEN JUST ROLL IT IN YOUR PARCHMENT PAPER, AND, AGAIN, YOU COULD ALSO USE WAX PAPER. >> OH, YEAH.

[CRUMPLING] WE SOUND LIKE WE'RE EATING

CRUNCHY MUNCH. >> I KNOW. >> CRUNCHY MUNCHY. >> AND THEN, THIS IS HOW--NOW, YOU CAN GET VERY DECORATIVE, RIGHT, JENNA? >> OH, YES, DEFINITELY. WE HAVE SOME SAMPLES OVER HERE WHERE WE USE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PAPERS, BUT YOU CAN ALSO GO AS SIMPLE AS SOME TISSUE PAPER. >> YEAH, JUST TISSUE PAPER. >> AND THE PARCHMENT KEEPS ANY OF THE--THE OIL OR ANY OF THE MOISTURE IS KEPT FROM COMING THROUGH IT. >> IT'S FOOD-SAFE. SO, I LIKE TO START ON THE DIAGONAL, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO. >> OKAY. >> AND THEN AGAIN, YOU JUST ROLL IT LIKE A TOOTSIE ROLL.

[CRUMPLING] >> MMM, I LOVE TOOTSIE ROLLS,

SO, NO WONDER I'M GOING TO LIKE THIS. >> YOU CAN ADD SOME TOOTSIE ROLLS ON THE END, TOO, IF YOU WANT. >> OH, CUTE IDEA. >> AND THEN YOU JUST CRUNCH THE ENDS. >> UH-HUH. >> AND THEN WE TAKE OUR LITTLE RIBBON. >> I COULDN'T EVEN FIND THE ENDS. THERE IT IS. >> YOU HAVE IT? >> YEAH. >> HERE'S SOME RIBBON, AND WE TIE IT UP. >> WHAT A GREAT WAY TO USE THOSE LITTLE SCRAPS OF RIBBON YOU HAVE LYING FROM HAIR BOWS. >> EXACTLY. IT'S ALL ABOUT MAKING USE OF EVERYTHING. >> OF EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE. AND YOU COULD REALLY-- AGAIN, EVERYTHING WE HAVE IN OUR BOOK ARE PRODUCTS THAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND IN YOUR KITCHEN, IN YOUR CUPBOARD... >> AT THE LOCAL GROCERY. >> MM-HMM. >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE SPECIAL THINGS. >> THAT'S WHAT I LIKE. I--I ENJOY COOKING, BUT IF I SEE A RECIPE THAT'S GOT 15 OR 20 INGREDIENTS, AND 1/4 A CUP OF THIS, AND 1/2 A TEASPOON OF THAT, I JUST DON'T DO THEM. IT'S JUST TOO MUCH TROUBLE TO TRY TO GO FIND ALL THOSE THINGS. >> WE LIKE THAT THESE ARE RECIPES, YOU KNOW, THAT YOU CAN--IF YOU ALL OF A SUDDEN SAY, "OH, MY GOSH, I NEED SOMETHING FOR THE BAKE SALE TOMORROW," YOU'VE GOT IT. >> YEAH. >> SO... >> OH, I WONDERED WHAT YOU DID WITH ALL THAT EXCESS. >> WITH THE--WELL, I JUST CUT IT RIGHT OFF THERE. >> YOU BET. >> AND THEN, EVEN IF YOU WERE GOING TO DO A SCHOOL BAKE SALE, WE LIKE TO DO A BUNCH OF THESE, AND PUT THEM IN A LITTLE, UM, IGLOO, AND TAKE THEM WITH SOME ICE PACKS, AND YOU COULD SELL THESE OR... >> OH, YOU COULD. THAT'S A GREAT IDEA. >> ISN'T THAT A GREAT IDEA TO RAISE MONEY? >> AND YOU WANT TO REMEMBER TO, UH, TYPE OUT YOUR LITTLE INSTR-- OR HAND-WRITE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO BAKE YOUR COOKIES. >> BAKE YOUR COOKIES. >> AND YOU CAN TIE THAT RIGHT ONTO THE THING OR TAPE IT. >> YOU TIE IT RIGHT ONTO THE END. WE HAVE A LITTLE TAG WE'VE ATTACHED IT TO, SO, "I LOVE MY TEACHER," AND THEN THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BACK. >> OH, HOW CUTE. [CHUCKLES] BET THE TEACHER WOULD LOVE YOU, TOO. >> ABSOLUTELY, AND--AND PUT IT WITH A RIBBON, AND WE HAVE SOME HERE. WE EVEN MADE A LITTLE ORNAMENT FOR YOU. >> OH, HOW BEAUTIFUL. >> IT'S SO FUN. >> WHO WOULDN'T WANT THAT? >> AND YOU CAN DO SPRINKLES. >> IT HAS YOUR NAME ON IT. >> I NOTICED. >> IF PEOPLE WANT TO ROLL OUT THE DOUGH, THEY CAN EITHER SLICE THEM BIG OR THEY CAN ROLL IT OUT AND CUT, YOU KNOW, AND CUT... >> AND SOME OTHER WITH SPRINKLES FOR THE TOP, SO... >> HOW CUTE. >> WONDERFUL GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAY. >> AND ANOTHER ONE, ESPECIALLY WITH CONTAINERS, TOO-- SOMETIMES IT'S FUN JUST TO USE A CONTAINER, AND THEN THE PRETTY TISSUE THAT YOU CAN PUT IN IT REALLY DOES JUST--JUST ADD A LITTLE EXTRA GLITZ TO IT. >> EXACTLY. >> GREAT IDEAS. I CAN'T WAIT TO GIVE THIS TO MY GRANDSON'S TEACHER FOR CHRISTMAS, OR HE CAN GIVE IT, OF COURSE. >> YES, OH, LORD, SHE WILL BE THRILLED. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SHERYL. >> CHERYL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. MY MOTHER WAS QUITE THE QUILTER AND MY GRANDMOTHER AND I--THEY DID IT, SO, I DIDN'T SEE ANY REASON TO LEARN, BUT FROM... >> [LAUGHS] >> AS A LITTLE GIRL, I ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT PATTERN CALLED THE DRUNKARD'S PATH, AND THEY NEVER TOLD ME WHAT IT MEANT, SO, MAYBE YOU CAN ENLIGHTEN US ALL. [LAUGHS] >> ME NEITHER. I ALWAYS THOUGHT, "I DON'T WANT TO MAKE THAT QUILT," YOU KNOW? BUT I HAD TO READ ABOUT IT. IN--IN THE PROHIBITION DAYS, THAT WAS A POPULAR PATTERN. IT WAS THE DRUNKARD'S PATH, AND IT WAS SUPPOSED TO ILLUSTRATE THE, YOU KNOW, THE DRUNK WALKED A WINDY WAY. >> UH-HUH. >> [LAUGHS] SO... >> THAT'S HOW IT CAME ABOUT. >> YEAH, SO... >> WELL, THAT'S INTERESTING, AND WE'RE GOING TO SHOW SORT OF THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX OF THE DRUNKARD'S PATH, BUT... >> THAT'S RIGHT. >> I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW THE--THE HISTORY OF HOW THAT CAME ABOUT. UM, FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE NOT OF THE QUILTING EXPERTISE THAT YOU ARE, YOU SAID THIS IS BASICALLY THE ORIGINAL PATTERN. >> YEAH, THAT'S THE MORE TRADITIONAL SHAPE. >> AND YOU JUST HAD TO TAKE IT A LITTLE FURTHER. >> I CAN'T FOLLOW THE RULES, YOU KNOW? >> [LAUGHING] >> WELL, THANK GOODNESS YOU DIDN'T, BECAUSE YOU'VE COME UP WITH SOMETHING EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL. >> THANK YOU. >> AND, UH, THIS IS ALL BLACK AND WHITE. >> YES. >> AND VARIOUS SHADES IN BETWEEN. AND THIS IS THE PATTERN YOU DID, AND I NOTICED CIRCLES. YOU LOVE CIRCLES, DON'T YOU? >> OH, I LOVE CIRCLES, YES. MY FRIEND CARLA SCHULTZ MADE THAT, AND YOU NOTICE IT'S BLACK AND WHITE, BUT IT'S QUILTED ALL OVER WITH RED THREAD.

[LAUGHS] SHE'S A CHARACTER.

>> THAT'S A GREAT TOUCH. IT GIVES IT A POP. >> IT DOES, DOESN'T IT? >> BUT THIS IS BASICALLY, YOU CAN SEE THE WINDING PATH THROUGHOUT, THROUGH THE CIRCLES. >> YES, UH-HUH. >> THAT'S THE STORY. OKAY, BUT YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE US ONE TODAY OUT OF, UH--IT'S GOING TO LOOK TOTALLY DIFFERENT. >> YES, TOTALLY DIFFERENT, OUT OF BATIK FABRIC. UM, I'M WORKING WITH THE THEME OF RED AND BLUE. >> MM-HMM. >> UH, IT'S MY FAVORITE COLORS. SO, I'VE CUT SQUARES, JUST SIMPLE SQUARES, AND I'M GOING TO FOLD THIS SQUARE IN HALF, AND GIVE IT A PRESS. >> NOW, THIS ONE IS DEFINITELY SUPPOSED TO BE SMALLER THAN THIS ONE. >> YES, THIS IS GOING TO BE OUR CIRCLE, AND THIS IS GOING TO BE OUR FRAME. GOOD POINT, GOOD POINT, SHERYL. >> OH, OKAY. >> OKAY. AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO FOLD THAT IN HALF. >> MM-HMM. >> AND GET A SQUARE. >> OKAY. >> AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO FOLD THE LARGER ONE. >> OH, IN TRIANGLES. >> YES, IN TRIANGLES. DIAGONALLY AND THEN DIAGONALLY AGAIN. NOW, I HAVE SOME THAT I'VE ALREADY PRESSED. >> AND I'VE NEVER HEARD OF DOING THIS. THIS IS INTERESTING. >> IT WORKS REALLY NEAT. SO, HERE'S ONE THAT'S ALREADY PRESSED. NOW, YOU MENTIONED HOW MUCH I LOVE CIRCLES, AND THAT'S REALLY TRUE. IT'S NOT HARD TO SEW A CIRCLE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. >> UH, YEAH. >> WHAT'S HARD IS CUTTING THEM RIGHT. IF YOU HAVE THEM CUT RIGHT, THEY'LL FIT RIGHT TOGETHER. >> THAT'S A GOOD POINT. >> SO, MY HUSBAND AND I, UM, DEVELOPED THIS TOOL IN 2004, AND IT'S CALLED THE CUT A ROUND, AND IT CUTS EXACT CIRCLES EVERY TIME. >> THAT TAKES ALL THE WORK OUT OF-- >> IT TAKES ALL-- >> AND THE WORRY. >> ABSOLUTELY, AND WE'VE DONE IT SO WE CAN SET CIRCLES IN, BUT NOT ONLY CAN WE SET EXACT CIRCLES, BUT WE ALSO CAN MAKE A CIRCLE THAT BUILDS IN THAT QUARTER OF AN INCH, SO THAT WHEN YOU SEW IT BACK TOGETHER, IT'S A TRUE CIRCLE. >> UH-HUH. AND QUILTERS ALWAYS USE THAT QUARTER-INCH, DON'T THEY? >> OH, YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE THAT QUARTER-INCH. SO, FOR MY CIRCLE THAT I'M GOING TO SET IN, I'VE CHOSEN THE SIZE 9 INCHES. NOTICE THAT WHEN I HOLD IT LIKE THIS, I HOLD IT FIRM. THERE'S NO NEED FOR THOSE LITTLE STICKY TABS. I'M JUST GOING TO CUT AROUND THERE. >> AND YOU'RE RIGHT. IF YOU TRIED TO DO THAT ON A LINE WITH SCISSORS... >> I'VE TRIED IT. IT WAS JUST SO HARD. UM, SO I'VE GOT AN EXACT CIRCLE. NOW I'M GOING TO TAKE MY FRAME FABRIC, AND I'M GOING TO PLACE, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FOLDED DIFFERENTLY, I'LL PLACE THE CUT A ROUND. >> AND I SEE WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRESS IT, BECAUSE YOU WANT IT TO BE EXACT WHEN YOU CUT. >> EXACT DIVISION INTO FOURTHS, YES. NOW, THE HOLE HAS TO BE SMALLER THAN THE CIRCLE. SO, WE'RE GOING TO CUT THE HOLE AT 8 INCHES. >> OH, AN INCH. >> THIS WAS 9, AN EXACT INCH SMALLER. AND SO, I JUST CUT AROUND THERE. NOTICE I'M HOLDING MY ROTARY CUTTER EXACTLY ERECT RATHER THAN PUSHING IT. >> AREN'T THOSE WONDERFUL TOOLS? >> OH, MY GOODNESS. MY GRANDMA ALWAYS SAID, IF SHE HAD ONE OF THOSE, SHE COULD HAVE GONE TO TOWN. >> [LAUGHS] SHE COULD. >> OKAY. SO, NOW WE'RE GOING TO TAKE BOTH OF-- >> OH, THIS IS THE FRAME. THAT'S RIGHT. AND THIS IS WHAT YOU CUT OUT, THIS CIRCLE. >> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OUR FRAME AND OUR CIRCLE, AND WE'RE GOING TO FOLD THOSE AGAIN. JUST GIVE THEM A LITTLE PINCH. >> THIS IS KIND OF, LIKE, IF WE'VE INSERTED ELASTIC IN PANTS, YOU DIVIDE IT INTO FOURTHS... >> EXACTLY. >> SO THAT IT-- >> EXACTLY, SO YOU DON'T DEAL WITH THAT BUNCH ON YOUR SIDE, YES, EXACTLY. >> YEAH. >> OKAY, SO, WE'LL GIVE THEM A LITTLE PINCH, AND WE'LL DO THE SAME THING ON OUR CIRCLE. >> UH-HUH. >> THAT DIVIDES THAT INTO EIGHTHS. WHEN WE'VE GOT THAT, WE'RE READY TO PUT THE TWO TOGETHER. SO, I'LL HAVE MY FRAME... >> I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW THIS IS EVER GOING TO WORK, TO BE TRUTHFUL.

[LAUGHS] >> I'M--IT'S--YOU'RE--IT'S

GOING TO SURPRISE YOU. WE'VE GOT THE TWO TOGETHER, RIGHT SIDE UP. WE'RE GOING TO BRING THAT FRAME PIECE OVER THE TOP, AND WHERE THERE'S A FOLD, WE MATCH OUR FOLDS, REMEMBER, THAT'S OUR EXACT DIVISIONS, LIKE THIS, AND LIKE THIS. >> AND YOU'RE DISTRIBUTING THAT FULLNESS IS WHAT YOU'RE DOING. >> EXACTLY. IN FACT, I HAVE ONE THAT'S ALREADY FOLDED FOR YOU. >> THIS... >> LOOKS KIND OF FUNNY, I KNOW. >> IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE CASSEROLE CARRIERS. >> [LAUGHS] DOESN'T IT, THOUGH? IT DOES. WE HAVE OUR FRAME ON TOP AND OUR CIRCLE ON THE BOTTOM. WE'VE PINNED IT 8 TIMES. NO MORE PINS THAN THAT, THOUGH, THAT'S ALL YOU NEED, AND YOU'RE GOING TO COME OVER HERE TO YOUR SEWING MACHINE... >> AND SO, THE GOOD THING ABOUT QUILTING AND PIECING IS THAT EVERYTHING'S STRAIGHT STITCH. >> IT'S STRAIGHT STITCH. >> SO, ANY OLD OR NEW SEWING MACHINE WILL DO THIS. [LAUGHS] >> THAT'S RIGHT, AND YOU DON'T TRY TO PULL THIS AND STRAIGHTEN IT, YOU JUST LET IT-- IT'S A VERY GENTLE CURVE... >> UH-HUH. >> AND YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO SEW FROM PIN TO PIN. >> OH, OKAY. >> AND IF YOU JUST FOCUS ON THAT, I TAKE MY LEFT HAND AND, YOU KNOW, KIND OF WALK MY FINGERS SO THAT THE EDGES COME TOGETHER, AND SEW IT. >> OKAY. >> I HAVE TWO HERE THAT ARE SEWN. >> THIS IS AMAZING. >> SEE HOW NICE AND SMOOTH? >> LOOK HOW--YES, HOW FLAT IT IS. >> THERE'S NO RIPPLES, IT'S FLAT, AND THEN AGAIN, THAT'S BECAUSE OF THAT MATH IN THAT TOOL. >> UH-HUH. >> EVERYTHING FITS TOGETHER. >> I'M GLAD THERE'S PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT FIGURE THAT STUFF OUT SO THAT THE REST OF US CAN JUST ENJOY USING IT. >> [LAUGHS] THANKS. >> I LIKE THE BACKSIDE, I LIKE-- THAT'S AMAZING TO SEE HOW IT DOES-- >> ISN'T THAT CRAZY? OKAY, THEN, NEXT THING-- >> OKAY, BUT YOU DIDN'T JUST LAY THESE OUT AND PIECE THEM, DID YOU? WHAT DO YOU DO TO THIS NOW? >> OKAY, YOU'RE GOING TO BE SURPRISED. >> I LOVE THESE PATTERNS TOGETHER. THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. WELL, THESE LOOK GREAT. ARE THESE READY TO GO INTO THE QUILT LIKE THIS OR WHAT DO WE DO NEXT? >> NO, NEXT WE'RE GOING TO CUT THEM. LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO WITH THESE. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE--NORMALLY I'D USE JUST A REGULAR RULER, UH, BUT TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SUBSTITUTE HERE. >> UH-HUH. >> AND I'M GOING TO CUT FROM CORNER TO CORNER. NOW, WATCH YOUR LITTLE FINGERS. >> OKAY, I'LL GET OUT OF THE WAY. >> FROM CORNER TO CORNER. >> UH-HUH. >> AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO TURN OUR MAT AND CUT FROM CORNER TO CORNER AGAIN, JUST LIKE THIS. >> WILL THAT WORK? >> YEAH. >> I'M GOING TO PUT THE CORNERS ON A... >> YEAH, THERE YOU GO. >> OH, IT SEEMS SUCH A SHAME TO--TO CUT THAT AFTER IT WAS SO BEAUTIFULLY SEWN. [LAUGHS] >> OH, LISTEN. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW-- THIS IS WHEN THE FUN STARTS. >> OH, I GUESS SO. >> IT'S WHEN WE MAKE THESE UNITS. >> I'D BE PROUD IF I GOT THAT FAR, THOUGH. >> OKAY. SO, NOW WE'VE GOT THIS PIECE HERE. AND YOU CAN SEE WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SOME FRAMED IN BLUE AND SOME FRAMED IN RED, AND YOU USE YOUR WHOLE COLLECTION OF PIECES. >> ANY WAY? >> ANY WAY. YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT I CAN DO WITH THESE? >> YES. >> LET ME SHOW YOU. WE'LL GO OVER HERE, AND THIS IS THE QUILT I MADE. YOU CAN SEE THIS IS WHERE THE BLOCK FITS IN. AND BY MIXING AND MATCHING ALL YOUR DIFFERENT SCRAPS, I HAVE QUITE A COLLECTION. >> IT'S REALLY HARD, YOU KNOW, TO LOOK AT IT IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE THE OTHER ONE THAT YOU JUST LAID THERE BESIDE IT. IT'S HARD TO--TO FIND THOSE. I SEE NOW WHY WE DID CUT IT. >> SEE, HERE IS YOUR... >> THE ORIGINAL BLOCK, UH-HUH. >> SO, YOU'RE JUST SEWING TOGETHER SQUARES. >> UH-HUH. >> BUT I TOOK ALL MY COLLECTION OF BATIKS AND PUT THEM UP ON MY DESIGN WALL, AND PLAYED. I HAD SO MUCH FUN. >> [LAUGHING] >> IT WAS A BLAST. >> I HEAR A LOT OF QUILTERS SAY THAT. >> OH, YEAH, IT'S A LOT OF FUN. >> THAT'S AMAZING HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER STARTING WITH, UH, THE CHOICE OF YOUR FABRICS, WHETHER IT'S PASTELS, LIKE IN THAT QUILT, OR THE BLACK AND WHITE DESIGNS HERE, EVERY QUILT WILL LOOK DIFFERENT. >> OR BRIGHT LIKE THIS IS GOING TO BE. >> I KIND OF LIKE THE BRIGHT. THAT'S MY FAVORITE. >> IT'S GOING TO BE A BOLD ONE. >> WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHERYL. I APPRECIATE YOU SHOWING US HOW TO DO THIS. >> THANK YOU, SHERYL. >> PETER, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US TODAY. I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED READING YOUR BOOK. IT'S DELIGHTFUL, UH, IT'S TITLED "WE'RE ALL DIFFERENT, BUT WE'RE ALL KITTY CATS," AND YOU MIGHT THINK, "WELL, IT'S JUST ABOUT TALKING ABOUT HOW DIFFERENT PEOPLE ARE AS WELL AS CATS," OF COURSE, BUT IT DEALS WITH BULLYING, AND, UH, IT SEEMS--THE STORY IS CENTERED AROUND THESE KITTY CATS THAT ARE GOING TO SCHOOL THE FIRST DAY. SO, DOES THAT MEAN THAT A LOT OF BULLYING TAKES PLACE AT SCHOOL MORE SO THAN OTHER PLACES? >> IT DOES. UM, THERE IS A LOT OF BULLYING AT SCHOOLS, BUT IN--YOU KNOW, MOST OF THE TIME, IT'S AFTER CLASS, IN THE SCHOOL YARD, YOU KNOW, WHEN THERE ISN'T AN ADULT SUPERVISOR. BUT IT ALSO CAN HAPPEN AT HOME, YOU KNOW? SO, IT'S NOT JUST LIMITED TO THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT. >> BUT THIS ONE DEALS WITH THESE KITTIES THAT ARE GOING TO SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST DAY, AND THE TEACHER ASKS THEM TO TELL SOMETHING ABOUT THEMSELVES, AND ALL THE KITTY CATS DO, AND WHEN IT COMES TO CARLOS, THE STAR OF THE BOOK, HE SIMPLY TELLS THAT HE IS A CAT, BUT HE HAS NO HAIR. >> RIGHT. >> HE'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF CAT.

[CLEARS THROAT] AND SEVERAL OF THE KIDS LAUGH AT HIM.

AND THEN HOW DOES THE STORY GO FROM THERE? >> WELL, AFTER, UM, THE CATS LAUGH AT HIM, HE PUTS HIS HEAD DESK--HEAD DOWN ON HIS DESK AND CRIES, AND THEN, UM, AFTER SCHOOL, HE'S BULLIED, APPROACHED BY VINNIE, WHO'S THE SCHOOL BULLY. >> MM-HMM. >> AND, YOU KNOW, HE WAS TOLD BY VINNIE, UM, YOU KNOW, "YOU'RE NOT A KITTY CAT. YOU DON'T HAVE ANY FUR." AND CARLOS, UM, YOU KNOW, REPLIES, "YES, I AM A KITTY CAT." BUT VINNIE INSISTS THAT HE'S NOT, AND THEN FLO AND MARLA, YOU KNOW, TWO OF CARLOS' CLASSMATES, GO UP TO VINNIE AND STAND UP FOR CARLOS. >> MM-HMM. >> WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT. >> YEAH, AND DO LITTLE KIDS THAT AGE, SAY, PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN-- DO YOU THINK THEY-- HOW CAN WE HELP THEM TO LEARN THAT IT IS OKAY TO STAND UP FOR SOMEBODY ELSE, DON'T STAND BACK AND LET THIS ONE CHILD BE HURT? >> RIGHT. AT THAT YOUNG--AT THAT AGE, IT'S A LITTLE, UM--YOU KNOW, IT'S CHALLENGING BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE JUST LEARNING ABOUT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL, YOU KNOW, ISSUES. >> MM-HMM. >> BUT IT'S IMPORTANT-- REPETITION IS REALLY IMPORTANT WITH KIDS THAT AGE, AND ROLE MODELS, UM, YOU KNOW, AND ROLE PLAYING ALSO, AND IT'S A COMBINATION OF ALL THOSE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES THAT REALLY HELP, YOU KNOW, KIDS LEARN ABOUT, YOU KNOW, EARLY-ON BULLYING. >> DO YOU THINK IT'S, UH, SOMETIMES A FEAR OF RETALIATION, MAYBE THE BULLY WILL TURN ON THE KIDS THAT ARE STANDING UP FOR ONE, THAT MORE KIDS DON'T DO THAT? >> YEAH, I THINK THAT A LOT OF KIDS ARE WITNESSES TO BULLYING, BUT THEY DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE NECESSARILY STANDING UP, BECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID THAT THEN THE BULLY WILL RETALIATE AND MAKE THEM, YOU KNOW, THE VICTIM OR THE RECIPIENT OF THE BULLYING. >> IN--IN THIS CASE, CARLOS GOES HOME AND HIS MOTHER DETECTS SOMETHING'S WRONG, AND, OF COURSE, HE WAS WILLING TO OPEN UP, BUT, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES KIDS WON'T OPEN UP EVEN TO THEIR PARENTS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND--AND I THINK EVEN LESS SO TO A TEACHER. HOW CAN TEACHERS GET THEIR STUDENTS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH, OR TRUSTING THEM ENOUGH TO--TO HELP THEM DEAL WITH SOMETHING LIKE BULLYING? >> RIGHT, WELL, WHAT WE'RE DOING IN THE BOOK, OR WHAT--AS PART OF THE BOOK WE DO HAVE A CURRICULUM THAT WE'RE DEVELOPING THAT, UM, REALLY HELP TEACHERS ENGAGE THEIR KIDS WITH CERTAIN ACTIVITIES. >> MM-HMM. >> THAT HELP THEM WITH LEARNED BEHAVIORS, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF HOW THEY FELT, WHAT EMOTIONS THEY WERE FEELING, UM, AND ALL OF THOSE TYPES OF, YOU KNOW, TACTICS OR TECHNIQUES REALLY HELP KIDS, UM, FEEL MORE CONFIDENCE, SO THAT THEY DON'T NECESSARILY ENGAGE IN, YOU KNOW, BULLYING BEHAVIOR AS THEY PROGRESS IN THEIR SCHOOL CAREER OR AS STUDENTS. >> SURE. AND--AND A PERSON MIGHT WOULD THINK, "WELL, THIS IS A GOOD BOOK FOR A READING GROUP, AND YOU COULD TALK ABOUT HOW PEOPLE, KITTY CATS, ARE DIFFERENT," UH, BUT HELPING THEM TO GO BEYOND JUST LEARNING TO READ, THAT'S PART OF WHAT THIS CURRICULUM'S ABOUT, ISN'T IT? >> RIGHT. IT'S--IT'S OF COURSE ABOUT READING, LEARNING TO READ, BUT IT'S ABOUT INTRODUCING THEM TO THE TOPIC OF BULLYING, EXPLAINING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BULLYING AND TEASING, UM, GETTING THEM TALKING ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS, AND ALSO CEMENTING, YOU KNOW, SOME GOOD BEHAVIORS AND TECHNIQUES THAT THE CURRICULUM, UM, YOU KNOW, INVOLVES, SO THAT THEY REALLY COME OUT WITH SOME KIND OF SUBSTANTIAL SKILLS AND TOOLS THAT THEY CAN USE TO PREVENT BULLYING FROM OCCURRING TO THEMSELF OR TO ANOTHER STUDENT, OR A FRIEND, OR A PEER. >> MM-HMM. YOU--YOU'RE GOING TO COME OUT WITH A WHOLE SERIES OF KITTY CAT BOOKS, UH, DEALING WITH VARIOUS TOPICS. MAYBE TELL US WHAT THEY ARE. >> RIGHT, WELL, SOME OF THEM WILL BE MAKING FRIENDS AND LOSING FRIENDS, ILLNESS AND LOSS, UM, MANAGING EMOTIONS, CHILDHOOD FEARS. SO, A LOT OF THESE TOPICS ARE THINGS THAT I CAN REMEMBER BACK TO MY OWN CHILDHOOD. >> CAN'T WE ALL? >> YEAH, [CHUCKLES] EXACTLY. SO, THAT, YOU KNOW, ALL THESE TOPICS ARE VERY FAMILIAR TO--YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS NOWADAYS AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS, SO, I THOUGHT THEY WOULD MAKE GREAT TOPICS FOR FUTURE STORIES. >> MM-HMM. AND WILL THEY STAR THE SAME CHARACTERS? >> THEY WILL, UM, BUT I THINK I'M GOING TO INTRODUCE SOME NEW CHARACTERS, SO, PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO STAY TUNED. >> [LAUGHS] >> BUT THESE ARE A GOOD, COOL CAST OF, UM, DIVERSE CHARACTERS, AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE THE MAIN--MAIN CAST FOR A LITTLE--FOR THE NEXT FEW BOOKS. >> WELL, I'VE NOTICED IN READING TO BOTH MY CHILDREN AND THEN TO MY GRANDCHILDREN, MANY TIMES WHEN YOU--WHEN YOU JUST START READING, I MAY JUST WANT TO READ THOSE WORDS ON THE PAGE AND THEN FLIP THE PAGE AND KEEP READING, AND THINGS THAT I THINK ARE IMPORTANT IN A BOOK MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE PICTURE OR BECAUSE OF THE WORDS THAT WE'VE READ ARE NOT THE ONES KIDS PICK UP ON. SO, IT REALLY DOES OPEN THE DOOR TO LETTING KIDS TALK ABOUT MAYBE WHAT JUST HAPPENED THAT DAY THAT THEY HADN'T FELT, UH, COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT. >> RIGHT, AND THAT'S THE THING. UM, IT IS ONE'S NATURAL INCLINATION JUST TO TRY TO GET THROUGH THE BOOK OR READ THE BOOK, NOT GET THROUGH THE BOOK. >> [LAUGHS] >> BUT READ IT. BUT WHEN I READ TO, LET'S SAY MY NEPHEW, I ALWAYS ENGAGE HIM ON EVERY SINGLE PAGE, YOU KNOW, MAKING SILLY, YOU KNOW, VOICES, AND REALLY ASKING HIM QUESTIONS, AND I THINK BY ASKING QUESTIONS AND GETTING KIDS, YOU KNOW, TALKING ABOUT CERTAIN SITUATIONS, EVEN WHAT'S HAPPENING IN A SCENE, UM, REALLY GETS THEM TALKING ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEIR, YOU KNOW, IN THEIR LIFE, YOU KNOW, OR "WHAT HAPPENED AT SCHOOL TODAY, OR WHAT DID YOU LEARN TODAY?" SO, IT'S REALLY-- READING THIS BOOK, "THE KITTY CAT'S BOOK" SHOULD-- COULD BE AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ADULTS AND KIDS. >> WELL, AND ONE POINT WE DIDN'T COVER, AND IT CERTAINLY PLAYS A GOOD POINT IN THE BOOK, SOMETIMES A CHILD THAT'S BULLIED THINKS IT'S THEIR FAULT. >> RIGHT. >> AND THAT'S NOT THE CASE. >> RIGHT, AND THAT'S--THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT-- AN IMPORTANT POINT, AND THE WAY THAT YOU CAN HELP OR PARENTS CAN HELP CHILDREN REALIZE THAT IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT IS BY HAVING AN ADULT, LIKE A PARENT, YOU KNOW, OR TEACHER, ESPECIALLY A PARENT, REINFORCE THE POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT A CHILD AS OPPOSED--AS OPPOSED TO JUST SAYING, UM, YOU KNOW... >> "DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT." >> "DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT," EXACTLY. >> BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO WORRY ABOUT IT. THAT'S WHY THERE'S A LOT OF TUMMY ACHES THE DAY AFTER AND-- AND LOTS AND LOTS OF CHILDREN STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL JUST FROM FEAR OF BEING BULLIED. >> EXACTLY, AND THAT'S, UM, THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO IS, YOU KNOW, YOU REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO ENGAGE THE KID AND FIND OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEIR DAILY LIVES AND THEIR EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS, AND THE MORE THAT PARENTS KNOW ABOUT THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE MORE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEIR CHILD. >> SURE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE ALL WANT TO DO. SO, WELL, I REALLY COMMEND YOU ON THE BOOK. I'M ANXIOUS FOR THE NEW BOOKS TO COME OUT, AND SEE WHAT NEW KITTY CATS YOU INTRODUCE. THANK YOU. >> WELL, THANKS FOR HAVING ME. >> I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW TODAY. NEXT TIME ON "CREATIVE LIVING," WE'LL LEARN HOW TO MAKE A BIRTHDAY GIFT CARD HOLDER, CREATE A MINI ALBUM, AND DEMONSTRATE SOME CLEVER 90-MINUTE QUILT TECHNIQUES. ONE OF MY NEXT GUESTS IS A MIXED MEDIA ARTIST AND DESIGNER, AND SHE'S GOING TO USE A BIG SHOT CUTTING MACHINE TO MAKE A BIRTHDAY GIFT CARD HOLDER. MINI ALBUMS MAKE A GREAT GIFT OR A UNIQUE KEEPSAKE OF A SPECIAL EVENT, TRIP, OR EVEN OF A PERSON. ONE OF MY NEXT GUESTS WILL SHOW HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN ECLECTIC ALBUM USING A VARIETY OF SHAPES AND SIZES OF PAPER. AND FINALLY, WE'LL MEET AN AUTHOR AND QUILTER WHO'S GOING TO DEMONSTRATE SOME CLEVER TIMESAVERS FOR QUILTING, AND THEY'RE ALL BASED ON HER 90-MINUTE QUILT TECHNIQUE. ALL OF THESE TOPICS WILL BE FEATURED ON THE NEXT "CREATIVE LIVING" SHOW. IF YOU EVER HAVE COMMENTS, OR SUGGESTIONS, OR IDEAS FOR SHOWS, YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT SHERYL.BORDEN@ENMU.EDU. I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK YOU TO BECOME A FAN OF "CREATIVE LIVING" ON FACEBOOK. JUST GO TO FACEBOOK.COM AND IN THE SEARCH WINDOW TYPE IN "CREATIVE LIVING WITH SHERYL BORDEN." THANKS SO MUCH. 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Sheryl discusses with a guest a new curriculum for bully prevention. Viewers also learn how to create quilt blocks with various textures, color patterns, and fabrics. Also two cook book authors show how to create slice and back gift logs of cookie dough.

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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden
Season 65 / Ep 1
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