Decorate your windows with upcoming tips

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on peanuts and machine appliqué will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Gayle Stephenson is a certified home economist and spokesperson for the Texas Peanut Producers Board in Lubbock, Texas. She will tell us why peanuts are good for us, how they are grown and share some delicious recipes. 

Patsy Shields is the International Director of Education with Sulky of America.  She will show how to do machine appliqué, including satin stitch, blanket stitch, twin needle appliqué and dimensional appliqué. Shields is from Sellersburg, Indiana.

Information on making window treatments, decorating animal-shaped cakes, and creating a masculine décor for a home office will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon.

Jana Beus is a pattern designer for Simplicity Pattern Company in New York City. She will show how to make a window treatment using multiple fabrics that is great for any window.

Nancy Siler is with Wilton Industries. She will show how to use the same cake pan to make a cat, giraffe, monkey, pig, reindeer, bear, dog and even a frog cake. Most are decorated with a simple star tip and different colors of icing.  Siler is from Woodridge, Ill.

Tera Leigh is an artist with Paintability in Lafayette, Calif. She will demonstrate how to use acrylic paints, stencils and an applicator that resembles a rubber stamp to create motifs for a very masculine home office design.

“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.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F. oven for 10 minutes or until done. Cool on baking sheet before removing with a spatula. Yield: 2 dozen cookies.