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

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lion hooked with Brown and Blue

Here is my pattern called Weaver's Lion, which I hooked for a pillow top a year or so back. A sweet friend Martha carried it home and added the braid she made, and then worked the whole thing into a great pillow. It does not really stay on the porch as shown in these pictures, it stays on a little sofa in my bed room, covered in a coverlet print of indigo and ecru. Thank you Martha! Edyth


  1. I love how the outline of the camel color around the blue makes him seem to glow. Beautiful!

  2. A beautiful pillow indeed! Lori


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