Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Inspired by Reading Book Club

This month's selection was An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor. It is a charming, easy read filled with wonderful characters! The story, set in the quaint Ireland village of Ballybucklebo, centers around the internship of Dr. Barry Laverty with the town's seasoned general practitioner, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly.  Throughout the book, Dr. O'Reilly teaches Dr. Laverty that one has to use a variety of ways to treat not only the patient, but the community as well! By the end of the book the two are settling into a very good routine and we see that Dr. Laverty is well on his way to practicing the art of medicine! I can't wait to read the next book in the series to see how he continues to progress, and of course to keep up with all the other characters as well!
This book is so full of inspirational characters and settings that I had a hard time choosing one to focus on! I decided to create around my favorite supporting character, Miss Maggie. She is elderly, eccentric and wise, and maybe suffers a touch of dementia. I can just see her sitting outside in her garden, sipping tea, wearing multiple cardigans and petting her cat! I found these felt balls and immediately thought of those cardigans and so I had to turn them into beads! The multicolored glass beads remind me of her flowers. I used the leaves because they remind me of her strong tea, probably made from dandelion leaves at times! The yellow beads are for General, her cat. 











I hope you will take time to see what the other participants have created! Click HERE and you can get the other links from our fabulous host, Andrew Thornton!

Until next time...Read a book!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! This is a wonderful picture of Miss Maggie, so colorful and also generally of the book which was a really happy reading!

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  2. Very nice and cozy jewelry and a nice idea to read and get inspired! I like it very much!

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  3. What a cute bracelet! I would fear that those colorful felt balls would seem too much like a cat toy at my house if I wore it as I have three precocious felines.

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  4. HOW FUN! What a great use of felted beads! I am now inspired by your Inspired By Reading piece and want to try to work with some felt beads I have been sitting on, thanks!

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  5. This is so bright and fresh! I bet it has a lot of fun movement and is a POP of color! The felt reminds me so much of the book. Maybe because the wool comes from sheep and there are sheep in the book! Nicely done! And thanks again for participating in the challenge!

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  6. I love this piece! As I scrolled down the page and it came into view, I thought, "Oh WOW!" How happy and colorful. It looks just like Maggie! Plus, it's just so fun on it's own.

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  7. Love the book review. Love the beads. Love the inspiration. Wonderful - thanks for sharing!!

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