Another week is almost past and I have finally gotten back to my Christmas stitching. Here is a little peek at a project for a magazine...
I have some more Christmas projects to finish by Monday, patterns to write up, then posting it all off. With the house still sparkling (I tell you, that iPod is amazing!), I have some free time to slow cook winter casseroles, bake fresh bread, and stitch. A heavenly combination.
Continuing on our Italian Festival weekend, here are some photos from the rest of Saturday.
After settling in to the caravan park we headed back to Ingham Showground for the afternoon's activities. There were market stalls...
A grape stomping competition...
and the greasy pole climb!
The next event was the parade along the main street. It was a tiny parade - 5 minutes and all the participants had passed by - however, we were entertained by two roaming Italian clowns, Guiseppe and Luigi, who apart from being very funny, were given the task of handing out Italian chocolates to the bystanders.
Once the evening had settled into darkness it was back to the Showground for the concert, and the fireworks.
Next was the main reason we came up to Ingham for the Festival. The winner of last year's 'Australia's Got Talent' competition, 16yo Mark Vincent, was the centre-stage attraction - he has the tenor voice of an angel! A young Pavarotti who started singing for his beloved grandfather. He sang about 10 songs, but our favourites were 'Ave Maria', 'The Prayer', 'Hallelujah', and 'Nessun Dorma' (which brought the very crowded Showground to its feet in applause and tears!)...
(You can watch Mark's performance of Nessun Dorma in his audition for 2009 Australia's Got Talent HERE. He was just 15 at the time! When we heard him on Saturday night he had matured in his voice so much and I cannot wait to hear him in the years ahead.)
After the concert we returned once more to the caravan park and the very uncomfortable bed and the billions of blood-sucking mosquitoes, and slept wonderfully.
Sunday morning and the trip home will be shared in my next post.
Right now I'm off to Home Ec - some stitches to teach and quilting to play with!
Have a fabulous and blessed day, wherever you are in this incredible planet.