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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Apologies for not posting

It is fall and I am mostly house bound, not much to write about, Knee got hurt again, same one. This time I was lifting art supplies into my van and twisted it someway, so now on a walker again almost 4 weeks. Greatly improved now, hopeful to be ok again soon. No more lifting if I can help it.

 No way to travel to Taos this fall, so much there is uneven ground where I go.  The best I know to do about that is to be so grateful I had a lovely long time there last year, and have friends who send me news and great photos with permission to paint from these.

My computer is a great deal of company for me, I keep up with lots of friends I know in face to face relationships and many I know only on line.  I am thankful for all of you!  This helps keep my life full and pleasant, if not quite to the point of happy, till I get my feet back in under me so to speak.   I paint some, have sold a few more small paintings including some onions in a still life two weeks back. sold barely dry.  That always encourages a painter.

I sew some for my dolls, have a dear old wooden new to me, from an auction up east. I really enjoy this one, heavy and sturdy and full of mischief.  Not a delicate flower.

And each day as the news comes on, there is reason to be thankful for the blessings I have in family , snug home and good friends, and a measure of heath in general.  I care deeply about environmental concerns, but have always tried to keep this blog out of politics so will not change now!  As ever, I repeat that all of us have a stake in this world we live and breathe in and artists have a strong voice for conservation of this beautiful earth and all its creatures.    A few random picture follow... e

My Bailey is back in Wyoming.    e


  1. Hope you are back to full health soon.

  2. I do wish you a speedy recovery. Knees can be pesky! I wish you a peaceful week of painting and stitching.


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