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 loved 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. 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, May 18, 2009

Eagle rug again

May 8th was the four year aniversary of our house fire, that took our lovely little red cape and ultimately caused us to move from our small farm, goats, antique shop, art studio and all the rest of it. I began this rug over 3 years ago to replace one lost in the house, and have finaly finished hooking it! It seems a symbol to me that we have finaly started looking forward a bit more than backward, a good thing indeed! As some of you know my rug hooking is very limited these days, by hands that are reluctant to do that. I must ration my hooking time like I do a box of chocolates, one precious truffle a day! The new Eagle rug is smaller than the first one, having a simple border instead of the exuberant lamb's tongue border. But the new one has a richer surface with the greater variation I have learned to use now. Can't wait to get it hemmed and on the floor in front of a blue corner cupboard. E

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