Fabric gifts, purses and wall shelves focus of show

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on making purses, wall shelves, and easy fabric gifts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday (all times are MST). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Chris Thornton is an artist and designer with Delta Technical Coatings, Inc.  She will demonstrate a product called Ceramcoat to make an attractive western-styled purse. Thornton is from Whittier, Calif.

Bruce Johnson is an author and furniture refinishing expert who represents Minwax in Upper Saddle River, N.J. He will show how to liven up any room of the house with an attractive wall shelf.

Connie Moyers is with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service. She will show several fabric gifts to make most of which require very little sewing.  Moyers lives in Clovis.

  Information on appetizers, window treatments, and 30-minute meals will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday (all times are MST).

Judy Murray is with Samsung Electronics America in Ledgewood, N.J. She will demonstrate appetizers made in the microwave oven.

Ron Spies represents Hunter-Douglas Window Fashions in Broomfield, Colo. He will show some of the newest samples of window treatments featuring blinds.

Sue Vaughn is a cookbook author from Lamesa, Texas. She will share some of her favorite recipes for preparing 30-minute meals. Vaughn’s company is Jan-Su Publications.

“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 of Albuquerque.

Do-Ahead Sandwiches

3/4 cup cooked and chopped chicken

2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion

1/2 cup grated sharp cheese

1/4 cup chopped almonds

1/4 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 cup mayonnaise

Mix all ingredients together and place the contents in hamburger or hotdog buns. Wrap in foil. Keep in the refrigerator or freeze until ready to use.  If frozen, set out and let them thaw slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until hot. Yield: 6 to 8 servings. Variation: May use turkey instead of chicken.