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Quilting tips featured on show


Information on tips for pet parents, a quilting technique called Easy Pieces and making a mixed media banner will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)

Laura Dellutri is a life and style expert with Healthy Housekeeper, Inc., and she's going to share some tips for the savvy pet parent, including how to save money on pet food, how to clean up pet hair, and how to clean messes from carpet. She's from Overland Park, Kan.

Author and quilter, Margaret Miller has a quilting technique called Easy Pieces, and she says it's for quilters who want to sew lots of simple shapes, use a wider range of color and value and have hundreds of quilt design possibilities. She owns Miller Quilts, Inc. in Bremerton, Wash.

Donna Salazar is a professional crafter and designer, and she's going to show how to make a mixed media banner using some of the latest crafting tools and products on the market. Her business is Donna Salazar Designs, and she lives in Irvine, Calif.

Information on making bath products, ways to prevent colon cancer and cooking with pecans will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. (All times are Mountain.)

According to Connie Moyers, we can make our own delightful and aromatic bath products at home, and she'll show how to make different lotions, bath salts and bath powders. Moyers is with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service and lives in Clovis.

Registered dietitian, Pat Baird will talk about ways to prevent colon cancer and tell how to make some easy lifestyle modifications to help prevent this type of cancer. She's from Greenwich, Conn.

Ann Cox dispels the notion that pecans are just for preparing desserts. She will demonstrate a variety of breakfast recipes that incorporate nutritious, delicious pecans. Cox represents the Texas Pecan Growers in College Station, Texas.

Hand Scrub

1 box (3 lb.) coarse Kosher salt

1 cup glycerin

1 cup almond oil

1 cup soybean oil

Mix together in a large bowl. Put into individual containers. Deco-rate and label for gift giving. Use this for hands and feet. It is a great exfoliate and leaves your hands very soft.

Refreshing Bath Salts

1/2 cup baking soda

1/4 cup citric acid

1/4 cup cornstarch

3/4 tsp. fragrance oil

2 drops food coloring

Combine all ingredients, mixing well to distribute the oil thoroughly. Try different types of fragrance oil, such as lemon, lavender, hyacinth, mint or gardenia. For gift giving, pour into container and t

"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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