May 24, 2010

Today Show (today!)

Got home from Quilt Market late last night and will post more about that soon. But just wanted to share something fun with you...Sandy Gervais sent me an email this morning after seeing this spot on the Today Show! I loved Colin's presentation and colorful table setting and it reminded me of the bright joys of summer that I kept in mind when I was designing those plates. Colin, thank you for so many great entertaining ideas.

May 12, 2010

See you soon

It's show time! The past few weeks have been kookoo (which only partly explains why i've been such a lame-o blogger). Every May i exhibit at a trade show in NYC called Surtex. It's at the Jacob Javits Center and this year it happens to be the same week as Quilt Market! Someone is even crazier than i am (eh hem...Sandy), and is doing both shows. I think she should get a special listing in the Guinness Book for this.

Surtex opens this Sunday the 16th and runs through Tuesday the 18th. If you'll be attending, please stop by to say hello. I have lots and lots of goodies to share with you. If you're a manufacturer and would like to schedule an appointment to meet, please email me at kate{at}katespain{dot}com. And if you'd like more info about the show, you can visit their official site.

If you won't be there, but will be in Minneapolis, i hope to meet you there!

And just so i don't continue to feel guilty about not posting, i'll make it official and say that this station is temporarily going off the air...take care and i'll talk to you again soon :)
hugs, kate
*bleep* fuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

May 11, 2010

Fun Mail

I love when packages arrive and they look like this:Ya wanna see that a little closer? Ok, here ya go:
(Thank you, Julie B. You made my day!)

May 7, 2010

Now Serving #51

I put together a cute little recipe card for Ann's Scottish Shortbread cookie recipe that can be downloaded here. It's a wonder what can be done with only butter, sugar and flour! Ann, please email me your mailing address so i can ship your new set of Loire plates off to you!

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to share your recipes with me. In the coming weeks, i'll compile all of them into a download-able file for everyone to enjoy. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

May 5, 2010

Impossible Beauty

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.

~Rabindranath Tagore

May 3, 2010

Kale (incognito)

All the yummy recipes you have been sending are making me hungry! Thank you so much for sharing them and i'm looking forward to trying them out soon. Don't forget, the drawing is this Friday so if you want to be entered
to win, send your recipe soon!

In the meantime, i'm not sure you're aware of it, but Jocelyn (from FQS) and i have recently forged the Secret Association of Kale Eaters. For your SAKE (get it? heehee), you might think about eating some too. It's really good for you...but doesn't have to taste like it is! After Jocelyn shared this recipe on the Jolly Jabber, i was eager to try it, but was looking for more of a main dish. So...i threw in one extra clove of garlic, cooked the kale until it was done (following recipe), then tossed it into some cooked penne, topped it with grilled lemon-pepper chicken and parmesan cheese. Voila!
Kale, incognito. Bon Appetit!