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

Monday, November 7, 2011

November starts the Holidays for us

Hello to the many friends who are readers here. Thank you for the emails and comments you share with me. Jack and I will be part of a large family group at Granddaughter Sarah's house for the Thanksgiving meal, but Pumpkins and wreaths are in place in our own home also. We have already made pumpkin pies and nut bread several times, as well as having laid in a supply of pecans from the new crop. We live fully in today, but I cannot help remembering Thanksgiving in our beloved Red Cape at the farm a few years ago. Look back with me in these pictures.

These are images from my book "Rugs for my Red Cape" which I am working with to create a down loadable e book. Wish me luck on that! Warmly, Edyth


  1. I love your blog. It is so informative and lovely to look at. I come here often. I learned about your blog through MAIDA. Good luck with the book.

  2. Oh yes me too! I learned about your lovely blog through MAIDA also. I will visit you again, soon!

    Carolyn :)

  3. Have just found you...a quilting friend of mine had your book Pockets and Rollups which I now covet.

    I can smell the wood fire and pies baking through your memories of earlier Thanksgivings in your Red Cape.

    Thank you for sharing.

  4. I enjoy your blog - the doll quilts are lovely and make me want to sit at my machine right now and make one...maybe tomorrow!


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