Friday, November 7, 2014

Women of the Bible BOM-Sarah (the woman who had a baby at age 90!!!!!!)

I just never seem to have any time! I seriously have been trying to figure out how to be more efficient. When I have a minute, it seems overwhelming to drag out fabric and cut blocks to sew. So here's what I'm trying. I'm cutting 5 or 6 blocks at one time and then, when I have a minute, I'll stitch a bit. So far, so good. Here's the third block from the Women of the Bible BOM from Little Quilts. It's the block for Sarah:
Forgive the photo. I just can't seem to get my photos straight. My blocks look straight...really! Anyway, this is the BOM that I decided to do in mainly red and yellow fabrics. However, I'm using the white print as the background for all the blocks and it has some green, orange and pink so, from time to time, I'll use those colors too. Sarah is the woman who had a baby when she was 90. I CANNOT IMAGINE! She was also very beautiful. In fact, much of the wealth of her husband, Abraham, was acquired because of her beauty. When Abraham and Sarah were traveling through Egypt, the Pharaoh saw Sarah and wanted to make her his wife. Abraham was afraid that if the Pharaoh knew Sarah was his wife, he would kill Abraham. So Abraham told the Pharaoh that Sarah was his sister. Sarah was taken to Pharaoh's harem to become his wife. Pharaoh gifted Abraham with sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys, servants, camels, gold and silver. God was not okay with this whole situation and set plagues upon Pharaoh. When the Pharaoh found out that Sarah was married and this was the cause of the plagues, he was horrified. He had heard about the power of the God of Abraham and did not want to anger God further. So he returned Sarah to Abraham and told them to leave and never come back! Abraham did keep all the stuff though. This story is in Genesis 13. There is much more written about Sarah. She was actually one of the most important women in the Bible and the repercussions of her actions and decisions she made are still being felt today in our world.

Well, okay. I could talk about what's in the Bible all day. Hope you have a great weekend! XO and cheery wave from Bev


Mary said...

I like the blocks that have a story to go with them. Glad you figured out how to sew a bit more. By cutting a bunch out at once then sewing when you can- this will get done befoe you know it.

margaret said...

very nice Bev you are keeping up and I have not thought about fabric for mine yet, good to see you have shared about Sarah, I love how we are learning or being reminded about these ladies