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Monday, January 10, 2011

What I did this Fall-Lancaster PA, Amsterdam, Holland and Adam

Well, I've been absent a while. That's mostly because 2010 was a lost year for me as far as stitching goes. Back in October, my mom and my sis and I went to Lancaster for the needlework show. The city was nice, and it didn't rain every single second of the trip like it did last year. I did buy a few things, but was overall disappointed with the show. I know the individual vendors work very hard, but there were even fewer this year it seemed. Apparently, no more needlework shows in Lancaster, so this was the last year for us.

Halloween was great. I broke tradition and went with Bride of Frankenstein this year.


Now for November. November was so fantastic, I barely have words to describe. I made arrangements in September to go and MEET ADAM LAMBERT in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ha! Yep, I did. Craziest thing I have ever done in my entire life. The opportunity arose and I couldn't say no. I went for 2 days, BY MYSELF, but the overall trip took 4 days. The concert was to be November 24, 2010 at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, and I held a VIP backstage meet and greet pass. Unbelievable. So, here's a couple pics from my trip.


The VIP meeting was incredible and I met some really great people. I wish I could do it again. On my first day there (be damned the jet lag!), I made a full day of it and took a canal boat tour and went to the Anne Frank House. Incredible, the whole thing. Here's a few pics of concert night. The building is the Paradiso, where the concert was held. Then of course, there's Adam in the beginning number. Finally, I had to take a self portrait that night, because he said he loved my eye makeup. Now, people...when Adam Lambert says he loves your eye makeup, THAT is a compliment, lol.  Of the three Glam Nation Shows I saw last year, Amsterdam was the one that rocked the most.  Seriously, it was over the top, insane.


And then this of course.


I hate that my face looks all squishy, but it was squished in that moment, and you know what? I LOVED every second of it. :-)  Remember the scene in "A Christmas Story" where Ralphie goes to the top of the mountain to sit on Santa's lap?  They swirl him around, sit him down, he gets all goofy and then POOF, they send him down the slide?  Yeah, it was a bit like that.  Come to think of it, it was almost exactly like that!

Don't know what happened to me in 2010! Every time I turn around, I'm promising to stitch more, and then I never do.  I want to do so much, however this past year had me occupied with other things.  Here's to more stitching, hopefully! I really hope everyone is stitching away, or whatever you wish to be doing, and making lots of new goals for the New Year. Maybe I'll post later this week a few items I got at Lancaster. Honestly I haven't purchased hardly anything!

p.s. Hey, did they do something weird to Blogger in the past few months?  Seems I had to size my pics really strangely in order to get them all to be full and not cut off!



16 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh my gosh! What fun you must have had (other than Lancaster - phooey!). Great shot of you and Adam and I also love your eye make-up and your Halloween costume - FabUlous!!! So great to hear from you Tammy! Have a happy new year and yep, they've been screwing around with blogger....

Jo said...

What an incredible experience!!! So glad to hear from you and that all is well! A Blessed, healthy & Happy 2011 to you and yours

Fiona said...

Welcome back Tammy, you have been missed!! Looks like you had a wonderful end of 2010, here's hoping for more stitches in 2011 :) P.S is witchy brew still avaliable to buy as I would love a copy! xx

Sadie said...

Oh wow! It looks like you had a fab time in Amsterdam. How brave to go by yourself, I'm not sure I could. And Adam is right, your eye make-up rocks, and your face does not look squishy.
Happy new year x

WendyZ said...

Great photos as always! I'm so glad you followed your heart & had a great trip. You know, I've had some trouble with my photos on my blog too. Not sure what's up with that! (doing the SNL dance)

Star said...

yes, there've been a lot of changes in the Design department. Welcome back. Here's to stitching...! Hope you soon get inspired.
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Loraine said...

Holy Moly! You went to Amsterdam by yourself? You could have hauled me along, that sounds like something I wish I could do! LOL
It looks like a fabulous time. I want to see more pictures! You and Adam look like you could be related. What a great picture. I know what you mean about stitching and blogging. I've really had the blahs lately, but I'm trying to get back into it. I can't wait to see more stitchy stuff, and new patterns. Are you working on any?
Hugs to you. Great to see you back!

Laura said...

Hey girl, I missed your blogging! Welcome back and Happy New Year. I went to Amsterdam in the early 90s and loved it. Glad you had fun!

Lucy said...

Wow...Adam Lambert!!! Very Cool!

Carin said...

To me nothing changed on blogger. So you did have a great time here in our little country (netherlands) ? I love the photo's !!

Rowyn said...

Wow, that's so cool! I have some of his songs on a CD mix I made to listen to in my car.

Cindy said...

Wow! You had a great couple of months there! No wonder you didn't get much stitching done :)

DaisyGirl said...

I am still jealous that you got to meet Adam! He is so freaking sexy! I'd love to be able to meet him one day! Sorry that the Lancaster market sucked! Bummer :(
Maybe this year your stitching bug will return! lol

Donna said...

Oh wow. That was so wonderful for you. You and Adam that was great and that he commented on your makeup!! The Anne Frank house must have been so special. I am happy for you. Great memories. I would have given up stitching for that too

Dee said...

Looks like you had a dang good time in Amsterdam. Your pictures are beautiful.

As for the sizing --- if you choose large, left you can get the most out of the picture and not have it cut off.

I didn't like the new feature at first, but I'm getting used to it. I like that you can edit right in your posting mode.

Cathie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, it has been a while! Your trips sound so wonderful. Neat pictures.