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, November 8, 2011

Rugs for My Red Cape pdf download offered

Thank those of you wanting a copy of the book Rugs for my Red Cape. I have now recovered a good set of images from the original printing, to offer in pdf form as a down load for your computer. They are truly beautiful high resolution pictures and text. Download and store the book in your computer. Read it and refer to it and print from it. For $15.00 anyone who wants one can have it that way, and if they want to print it from their computer that is possible too. Ink and printing would be a concern to print the entire book at home, but if a few favorite rug pages were wanted to work from, that would work exceedingly well! I ask you please to respect copyright for me, I have set the price to a modest sum so friends can order their own copies. This down loadable book can only be purchased through paypal. Some e readers support Adobe Pdf files, but not I Pad as of this writing. This is a 98 page file in stunning color.
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


  1. I need another hobby, art, or hearth-craft like I need more holes in my head...but if I could pick one, it would be rug hooking. Your work is incredible. I wish you every success with your ebook!

  2. As soon as I saw you were offering "Rugs for My Red Cape" on pdf, I ordered it immediately! I was so envious of a member when I saw her book at The ATHA (Mayflower Chapter) meeting and realized I couldn't get one for myself! I am thrilled you did this! I am having it printed out now! I just hope I have enough ink! if not, It will be worth the going to Best Buy for more! Your book is Wonderful and beautifully presented. I also enjoyed seeing pictures of your home, antiques and how your rugs are displayed! Thank you so much!


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