Creative Living July 11

Information on making gifts for men and removing water spots from furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tera Leigh of Paintability will demonstrate how to make gifts that are masculine in appearance and more subtle than painted items that are usually created for women. […]

Creative Living July 6

Information on embellishing ready-to-wear garments and home decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lana Bennett, Singer Sewing Co., will show how to create your own unique, custom embellished garments for a fraction of the cost of purchased ready-to-wear. She’s from Lavergne, Tenn. Melanie Wood, […]

Living in harmony with toad frogs

Karl Terry Suddenly the ground was moving and I jumped like I’d just stepped on a snake. I moved the hose to redirect the stream of water I had trained on the ground around the tomato plants as a pair of eyes appeared in the soil. The toads were back. A year or so ago […]

Creative Living June 22

Information on cooking with pecans and working with wood moldings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Ann Cox, food specialist with the Western Pecan Growers Assn. in College Station, Texas, will talk about ways to incorporate pecans that would be delicious to prepare for breakfast. […]

Creative Living features gift ideas

Information on gift making and products from the beehive will be the featured topics on “Creative Living”

Creative Living features gluten-free cooking

Information on gluten-free cooking and parenting techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bette Hagman, celiac and cookbook author, explains how difficult the holiday time is for people who are gluten-intolerant. She’ll demonstrate some wonderful, delicious and nutritious dishes that everyone will enjoy — regardless […]

Creative Living: Festive foods on show menu

Information on decorating a teenager’s bedroom and preparing festive foods will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Deborah Durham, spokesperson for Hewlett-Packard, will show how to turn an ordinary bedroom for a young girl into a dream room by using your computer, scanner and printer to […]

Downtown master plan presented

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales wants to see more people downtown: Shopping, congregating, walking, bicycling, eating and even living downtown. It’s all part of a master plan to make the downtown area more walkable, shopable and livable. The master plan and downtown zoning code was presented to a crowd of […]

Creative Living May 4

Information on low-fat cooking and doing “redwork” embroidery

Creative Living features decorating with candles

Information on decorating with candles, window fashions and cooking “en concert” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Olga Puzas, senior regional vice president with PartyLite Gifts, Inc. in Plymouth, Mass., says that candles are an easy, affordable way to decorate for weddings, plus they make […]

Creative Living April 20

Information on “shabby chic” decorating and using a rice cooker will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. According to artist and designer, Tera Leigh of Paintability, “shabby chic” decorating is becoming more and more popular because it has an antique look. She’ll demonstrate this technique by painting […]

Quilting, placemats featured on Creative Living

By Sheryl Borden Information on quilting and making projects with purchased placemats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Lana Bennett, Singer Sewing Co. in Lavergne, Tenn., explains how quilting doesn’t have to be just large items as she makes some small decorative projects […]

Painting, embroidery on schedule

By Sheryl Borden Information on painting on candles, creating embroidered-looking flowers on cakes, and new food trends will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Kris Cranford, a certified instructor for One Stroke Décor, will demonstrate different stroke techniques used in painting daisies and leaves […]

Creative Living gets cooking

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making pillow tops using photos and stamps, gluten-free cooking and shadow appliqué will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Artist and designer Carolyn Dahl of Houston will demonstrate a quick and easy method for making pillow tops using photos […]

Sorting makes scrapping easier

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making plaster mosaic frames, power sorting, and incorporating dairy products in the diet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and designer, Kristin Peck, will show how easy it is to make plaster mosaic frames. She has ideas […]

Pays to enter new year with hope, expectation

By Joan Clayton The cedar tree in our front yard has gone through many wind storms through the years. One year the wind bent it over to the ground. We straightened and tied it to a strong anchor, and it just kept growing in spite of the storms of life. Its limbs have grown in […]

12-19-07 Floyd news

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday — Ferrell and Louise Odom Sunday — Kyla Gray Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The school’s Christmas Break will be Dec. 24 through Jan. 7. […]

Online security essential

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on preventing identity theft, recipes from Virginia, and ways to declutter your vehicle will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Richard Bradfute is the chief information officer at Portales National Bank, and he’ll talk about identity theft, fraud alert, […]

Wire, bead crafts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating thread bowls, gluten-free cooking, and working with beads and wires will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Patsy Shields, author and designer with Sulky of America, will show how to use stabilizers, threads, yarns, and bits […]

Chicken makes for easy meal

By Sheryl Borden: Columnist Information on making belts, a program called SANE and refinishing tables for the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Belts are such a popular accessory right now, and Pat de Santis will demonstrate some ways to make several […]