Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sewing from my pockets and rollups book

Almost happy fourth of July! I am looking back through a lot of photos to share here, and found these. My friend Penny has a great log house in the country and a while back a group of us met there to make sewing rollups and pockets together, sharing ideas and bits of special fabrics we had gathered for this party. (Actually two parties, a week apart!) To start with, just being a guest at Penny's lovely place with her as the best hostess I can imagine, and serving the greatest foods was a treat among her lovely antiques. And next, we all wore appropriate dress for this, including great bonnets. See Virginia! A number of projects were cut and started on the first session and then at the second session many were brought finished and more done by the end of the gathering. If you would like a copy of this book of patterns and pictures, it is still for sale on my other blog,
http://redcaperugs.blogspot.com Live link above right......

Enjoy these and make your own lovely fabric combinations!

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