Basics of sewing ahead on show


May 17, 2020

Information on the manifesting process and the basics of sewing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain).

Author and manifesting coach Tonja Waring says that there are basically six steps of the manifesting process, and it begins with being clear on what exactly you want and then ask and it will be given. She will go over each step and explain how celebrating your success sets you up to have more success in life. She’s from Celina, Texas.

Although more and more people are wanting to learn to sew, it’s not for making clothes. Most new sewers are interested in making home décor items or clothing for children. But whatever the reason, Shannon Wooton will present a Sewing 101 course that will be applicable to all. She is with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service in Roswell.

Information on making boutique tea towels, decorating frames, and cooking with dry beans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Designer Laura Bray is going to show how to make no-sew boutique tea towels using an adhesive for the appliqué technique. These can be made at a fraction of the cost of those you’ll find in boutique stores. She represents and lives in Aliso Viejo, California.

Designer and crafter Shannon Bielke will show how to make fabulous frames using scrapbooking paper and embellishments. Bielke’s company is Sha & Co. in Payson, Arizona.

Jeane Wharton is with the U S Dry Bean Council, and she’s going to talk about how nutritious and delicious beans are. They are not only versatile but a good protein substitute in certain diets. Wharton lives in Jackson, Wyoming.

Banana bean muffins

Make these moist muffins once and you’ll always keep pureed beans in the freezer for quick baking.

3 egg whites

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. of SPLENDA® brown sugar blend

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)

1/4 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup water

1 cup of pureed cooked white beans, no salt added

1 cup each whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour (or 2 cups all-purpose)

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix pureed beans and mashed bananas in a bowl. Once mixture is smooth, add vegetable shortening and mix until smooth. Meanwhile, sift together flours, baking soda, cloves and nutmeg. Add to bean and banana mixture. Stir to moisten but do not over mix. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form and then fold eggs into batter. Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray or line with paper liners. Fill each muffin tin two-thirds full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done.

NOTE: 1 1/2 cups cooked (1 can 15-ounces) of any unseasoned white beans (navy, great northern, butter, or garbanzo) yields 1 cup mashed or pureed. Drain and rinse beans and mash by hand until smooth with a fork. Or puree in a blender or food processor; add 2-3 tablespoons of water as needed. Freeze any remaining for future use. Yields 20 muffins.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations. Contact her at:

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