Maud Humphrey

Maud Humphrey

Saturday, January 7, 2012

About Me, and a Totebag

Well, here I am, finally starting a blog. Here's to a brand new year and new
adventures! A little about me...I'm the crafty type (at least that's what my
friends say). I love to sew. I taught myself to smock when I had my first
daughter after three boys. I can knit (a little) and embroider (a lot). I
absolutely LOVE dolls. Just about every type, although antiques are my
favorites. People always ask how many dolls I have, and I have to say, I don't
know. I suppose I should count them. Catagorize them, or something. Maybe that
will be future post. I'm sure there are at least a hundred, especially if I add
in all the dolls that I bought for my daughters, but have reclaimed as my own! I
like photography. I have a great, expensive, slr camera that can probably do a
million things, but I usually just leave it on the "program" button and let it
choose all the settings. Boring, I know. But I am so electronically challenged,
it's not even funny. I think my two-year old can operate the tv remote better
than I can. What can I mind just doesn't work that way. Now...tell me
to pick out coordinating fabrics for a quilt or outfit, and I'm in my element! I
used to scrapbook--a lot--but I've seriously let things fall behind in the past
several years. I had an album going for each child, plus a family album, but the
last three kids have nothing. Nada. Zip. Well, that's not entirely true. They do
have photos, neatly and chronologically arranged in shoe boxes, but that's where
they sit. I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions, but I do like to write
down certain goals. And one of my goals this year is to get caught up on my
albums. The other is to complete at least one sewing project each week.
Unrealistic? Maybe. But I'm going to try. I figure that by starting this blog, I
will have a place to post my projects and hold myself a little more accountable.
My husband and I have eight children, six of which still live at home. Yes, we
know what causes that! And no, we are not Mormon or Catholic. Just evangelical
Christians that believe children are blessings from God. I homeschool. My number
two son is married, so I also have a wonderful daughter-in-law. This same child
is in the army, getting ready to deploy for Afghanistan, so this mama is
worried. How can my baby be old enough to fight in a war? My number three son
wants to join the Navy this year when he turns 18, and my 23 year old is also
tossing around ideas of the military to help pay for schooling. Really? Are
these kids trying to worry their poor mother into a coma, or ??? This is really
when my faith comes in handy. My favorite bible verse is Phillipians 4:6-7: "Do
not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all
understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." I tell
you, I repeat this verse a lot. A LOT. And it really does bring me peace. I
guess that's enough about me for now. I have to save something for the next
post, right? And since every post needs at least one picture, here's one of the totebag I made for my daughter-in-law this Christmas, using my
son's army fatigues. Pretty cute, huh? She loved it. I think I need one for


  1. I love the bag, I love the verse, and I LOVE that you have a blog! And it's so cute too!! Now we have a new way to keep in touch!!

  2. Thanks, Marlina! This will definitely be an adventure!