New Year – Fresh Start!

100_4179No, we don’t have any wintry weather to welcome 2017, but it’s nice to imagine a snow globe world while snuggling on a comfy couch with Mr. GearHead, a mug of Burlington hot cocoa and a soft, well-worn quilt.

DSC_0012Certainly, there are all kinds of wonderful things to do and exciting places to go and interesting people to meet … but maybe not today. Today is a great day for cooking …

Bebb Holiday Cabins2And reading …

Knowledge Dillsboro Art

And napping …


And that ultimate in list-making …2017 Resolutions! WhooWhee!

So many possibilities, so many hours in a year (8,736, actually), so much to experience, learn, share, enjoy!


Like many of you, most of my 2017 Resolutions come straight from my Bucket List, so I’m impatient to get going! I’m looking forward to sharing my adventures both big and small with each of you here at CreatzArt, and at DiscoveringHome . It will be great fun to post the many recipes I’m sure to gather along the way at Sinclaire Monroe’s Kitchen  – and in the midst of all this activity and creativity, I hope you will choose to share your talents, compassion, and abundance on Jane’s Day of Service next month.

Please stop by – or better yet subscribe/follow so you’ll never miss a post, recipe or special event. There’s always a place for you at the table, on the porch and on snowy days – in front of the fire!

Here’s to a Kind, Healthy, Caring, Inclusive 2017!


Q is for Quilts

Quilting has come a long way from being a practical exercise in using up scraps of worn-out clothing.

No longer are quilts limited to keeping the cold from sleeping loved ones or wrapping fragile treasures for the long journey west.

All quilts shown here were photographed at the annual Quiltfest, held in Rising Sun, Indiana. 


Today’s quilters have the luxury of choosing to sew, design, create works of art that might lie on a bed … or might adorn a wall.

Fabric, paint, charms, feathers … the quilter’s imagination is the only limit to the design.

Quilts are as unique, fun, traditional, avant-garde, and special as each and every fabric artist.

For more information about quilting, please visit:

And for a fun family quilting/eating project, please visit:

Thank you.