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, April 26, 2011

issues about posting here!


Hi, please forgive the long time away, I have had computer issues! Maybe the computer is fine and the issues are my own, I am having to learn new ways of handling photos and mail. I am such a visual person, it is a strong part of my emailing and blogging to include pictures of everything we do. I am beginning to learn where some of the functions are again, right clicking and experimenting. I shall overcome!!!

I am painting a lot lately, and have finally gone back to one I started a while back of Hailey our 16 year old Granddaughter, at the age of 2 1/2. I cropped a tiny picture of her from a group shot and love her expression for my painting.

All well here but the lack of rain, there is hope for some soon. When many parts of the country have had unbeliveable weather problems, I hate to complain above a whisper! The dreadful fires here is Texas are scarey. e

Company here from Colorado









My daughter Cheryl and her husband Glen live near Vail. He is a real mountain man and they both enjoy camping and riding their horses and photographing the wildlife there and also in the great natiional parks of the Western states. They feed numerous birds and small creatures in their yard all year round, and have hundreds of photographs of these. Cheryl is an artist and always brings some of her latest work to share with me here on their visit, as I cannot go or even breathe at over 9000 feet altitude where they live! She took many close photos of the bison in Yellowstone last year and has done some very good pastel and oil paintings from those.

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