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, January 4, 2016

My Daughter Cheryl Roberts is Artist of the Month

Linda, Cheryl, Beth and I have  just finished hanging Cheryl’s paintings for her art show this month.  We finished in 3 hours.   She has 26 paintings there.  It is a happy occasion for us all!  When we finished Sarah and her baby Ramsey came and sat a little while there too.  I took a press release to the paper this am, hope they will print it.  Here is what it said:
Art Show for Cheryl Roberts at Biedermann’s Ace Hardware 
The paintings of Cheryl Roberts will be featured at Biedermann’s   Ace Hardware  for the month of January.  Studio B, the art department at Biedermann’s,   exhibits the work of a different local artist each month.  Cheryl works in oil, acrylic, and soft pastels and will be painting there a number of times during the month.  
Growing up on a small ranch in Hamilton County inspired in Cheryl a lifelong love affair with the natural beauty of the Western landscape along with the livestock and wild creatures at home there.  She and her late husband Glen lived in the mountains of Colorado a number of years and spent many days horseback searching out and photographing the animals and scenes she enjoys painting both from her photographs and from life.
Cheryl is a member of Die Kunstler von Fredericksburg and has studied with Olin Travis, Ross Merrill, Clive Tyler, Ron Rencher and Albert Handel.   She invites all interested persons to stop by Biedermann’s at 1102 East Main St. in Fredericksburg.    e
Cheryl with our hostess Barbi Biedermann



  1. What talent! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs :)

  2. Truly beautiful paintings, so inspiring! I enjoyed viewing the photos and reading the wonderful press release! Wishing your daughter, Cheryl, a successful art show this month.
    ~ Mary ~

  3. What a proud mom you must be! She certainly has followed her familial roots and has a lot of talent! Wishing her much success!


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