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
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Perhaps I can scan the Pockets book to pdf and make it available that way also. It has many antique doll quilts, just your thing! We lost all of the dolls but one pictured in that book when our beloved red Cape burned down in 2005. All of the antique textiles in the book were lost without exception. The photo and text pages will be great on pdf files. It is the pattern sheets that I am concerned to get just right
About Rugs for my Red Cape, I have only a few Rug books left in hard copy, like 20 or fewer, and my daughter has some in her closet too so in case of fire they would not all be gone. I have many grandchildren and already 3 great grands, and am keeping these last books for future needs, so the book is out of print and no more are to be had except the pdf’s. The pictures on a good computer screen are so much more vivid than on a printed page.
I’ll bet your doll quilts are beautiful. Send Dixie and me both a few photos. And you will love one of her dolls! Congratulations on that choice.
Have a Great Day. Edyth
Post Script, Now an answer from Marian in Australia!
I would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving..it’s a very special time to be surrounded by those you love.
I also wanted to let you know that I purchased your Rug book pdf last night and it’s a delight to behold, a real treasure..thank you!!
Warm Regards...Marian xo
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
The original soft cover book with full size patterns is available in limited quantities for $15, including priority mailing. Send a check to Edyth O'Neill 2155 Lightstone Fredericksburg TX 78624 Sorry, Continental USA only Thank you.
Sample page and cover shown here
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It is also hoped that I can soon offer the book as a cd. A notice will be posted on this blog when that option is available.
I appreciate the many people who have enjoyed the book, Best Wishes, Edyth
Monday, November 7, 2011
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