Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Weekend

Last week was full of work, so I had to cram all my fun into the weekend. Luckily, there is more than enough to do in Portland.

On Friday my friend Jennifer and I hit up Namaste for dinner, which is an Indian buffet. Usually Indian restaurants only have the buffet at lunch, so I was super psyched to find a place that did the buffet for dinner. I always want a bunch of different stuff, which can be quite spendy, so a buffet is a perfect for me.

Jennifer steers the traditional Indian door wheels

The best part of Namaste is that it used to be some sort of family dinning place, so all the decor is all American Logging Nostalgia. I'll take just about any kind of decor if it means I can have unlimited naan. Looking at the pictures now, I'm ready to go back. The food on the plate looks so good, but it could just be that I haven't had dinner yet.

Check out the awesome booth fabric.
On Saturday my friend Cherri had an open house for her studio, and you could tell that we were a bunch of quilting bloggers because everybody had their cameras.

Cherri's studio itself is lovely, and it's right next to the St. John's bridge. She had a bunch of cookies and milk, which was a very nice touch. She even had little packets of color pencils for everyone. She's a lady how knows how to throw a party!

What a very Portland type view!
Cherri just bought a long arm machine, and had a charity quilt top for everybody to try their hand at quilting. I love the diamond quilt that is behind Jenn.

One of the things I like best about the Portland Modern Quilt Guild is that is such a fun social experience. I got to talk to a lot of people from the guild at this party, and it's fun to get to know everyone better.

Joan told me that she was considering trying to quilt 15 minutes a day in February. Do it Joan! Do it!
And of course, on Sunday it was me and Fritz. When I went to Winco I bought one of those toilet cleaner tabs, solely for the reason that it turns your toilet water purple. I think it matches the horrible green and pink tile nicely. After I got it I wondered why there weren't a range of colors available to match any bathroom decor, but maybe most people don't really want their toilet water to match their bathroom.

Fritz is very interested in the purple water. That, or annoying me constantly.
Fritz hasn't stopped living in the bathroom. He only leaves to eat or use the litter box, and every time I go in there he demands a lot of attention.

Don't ask questions about this picture you don't want answers to.
He makes a pretty pathetic face, but I love him anyway. Today was back to work, but at least I'll have the thoughts of another fun weekend to keep me going.


wishes, true and kind said...

Cherri's studio space is awesome, and so was her open house! It's always great to have an excuse to get together with other quilters!

amber said...

I've eaten at that place. Oh my god the decor! Lol! Great to see you Saturday. I'm hoping to get over there to sew one of these days the place is sweet!

bearfax said...

I didn't know that Fritz was so gifted at the myspace format of self portraiture

Violet Craft said...

Fritz is the most awesome cat ever. Don't tell my cat I said that.

I had a great time talking with you Saturday! It's so much fun to get to know everyone a little bit better.

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

I have a theory about the cat... the humidity level in the bath is nice for kitty since its winter and super dry... but we have to wait till spring to see thats it...