I was sent to a conference last week. One of the speakers was a man from Dublin, Ireland. Although I was inspired by his presentation and intrigued by his wonderful accent, my mind wandered a bit. You know it wandered off into the world of quilting. I began to think about quilting, Ireland, and the fact that I do not have any fabric from Ireland for my International Quilt Project. I have been a little slow-moving on this wonderful project in hopes of still adding a few more fabrics from around the world.
As I sat there listening and bringing my thoughts back to the content of his presentation, I also realized this may be my only opportunity to procure a piece of fabric from Ireland! I listened to the next speaker and decided to take a chance and try to talk to the speaker from Ireland. By the time the last speaker was finished, I had worked up enough nerve to run up to the stage and introduce myself to the speaker from Ireland and ask for his help. I figured the worse that could happen was that he would say he wasn't interested and think I was a total nut!!!
I got lucky! This man was very personable and kind enough to spend time speaking with me. I am sooooo pleased, he said he will send a piece of Irish lace for my project. This piece will be perfect for my quilt. I am glad I worked up the nerve to approach him and risk being considered a nut. There are some great people in this world and I am pleased that I have had the opportunity to meet another one of them.