Simplifying our life topic on show

Information on incorporating ribbon in needlepoint designs, simplifying our life, and making fleece quilts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Sandy Grossman-Morris is going to show how to incorporate ribbon as embellishment when doing needlepoint project and designs. Her company is Sandy Grossman-Morris Design and she lives in Brentwood, Calif.

Motivational speaker Sue Hansen says “As crazy at it sounds, it takes a lot of energy to live a simple life.” Hansen will explain what she means by this and tell us what steps she suggests to getting that liberated feeling. Her business is Sue Hansen Speaks and she lives in Montrose, Colo.

Sewing instructor, Nancy Lovett says that piecing fleece to make quilts is bulky. She’s going to show a non-traditional technique that reduces all of the bulk and results is a very beautiful quilt. Lovett is from Albuquerque.

Information on building relationships and home decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Jay is an author and motivational speaker, and she will talk about the art of building relationships in the business world. Her latest book is titled “The Art of the Business Lunch.” She lives in Las Vegas, Nev.

Jack Warner, an author and interior decorator, will explain how to have a beautifully decorated home by developing a game plan ahead of time. He’ll talk about how to organize the planning process in order to save time and money. He’s from Ridgewood, N.J.

Life unplugged

Here are just a few suggestions to begin the process of becoming unplugged.

  • Make sure you are centered in your adulthood, that you know what is most important to you, what matters most.
  • Make sure your purchases are things you really need. Sometimes the act of purchasing in and of itself is the activity we enjoy, not the having. Ask yourself before buying, “Is this something I want or something I need?”
  • When you are planning your vacation, try not to over complicate it. If your kids are young, instead of planning an elaborate European excursion, go get an empty refrigerator box and put it in the back yard. Drape a blanket over some chairs and get under it. This is classically known as a card board box vacation. Doesn’t cost a thing. Get out and enjoy it with the kids. Set up a tent in the back yard and pretty soon, you’ll be having a great time.
  • Ignore your neighbors as they talk about their new boat, new bikes and new stuff. This behavior is contagious. Pretty soon you’ll find yourself thinking, hmmm we NEED that too. NO you don’t. Focus back on No 1.
  • Buy good quality when you can, then your things will last forever.
  • Save as much money as you can. It doesn’t matter what you make, what matters is what you keep. When you have financial freedom you have the power to choose your own path.
  • Keep your cell phone usage in perspective. Your phone is not a vital organ. Take some time away from the phone and really connect with someone.


“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.

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