a little bit about lily

skirt and tshirt

Hello!  I’m so glad you’ve dropped by.

I am Lily Boot – mother to Abigail, wife to Julian,  & newly Registered Nurse.

Around these busy roles I squeeze in my other passions – patchwork, quilting, embroidery, knitting, crochet, reading, and the restoring of old furniture.

At the moment we are living in a sweet little bungalow on a busy tramline in one of Melbourne’s inner suburbs, along with our dear little dog Fu, two sweet rabbits, and one plucky chicken.  Here, Abby’s just about to finish high school, Julian’s hard at work building an IT company, and I’ve just begun my career as a Registered Nurse at a major public hospital.  Yes it’s taken me until 44 to work out just what I want to be when I grow up!

But in our near future we hope to move to the glorious Far South Coast of New South Wales – to the Bega Valley – where we will be close to family and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Here we hope to find a lovely block of land, build the strawbale home of our dreams, and create a gentle life with lots of self sufficiency, creativity and laughter.

Here at block-a-day I chronicle our lives in a way that I hope will delight us when we are old and grey and wobbly of memory, and perhaps it will inspire you too.

I love to read your comments – such a lovely way to connect with kindred spirits – and endeavour to answer questions within the day’s comment section.

I can be contacted at lily (at) blockaday (dot) com.  Thanks for visiting!

5 thoughts on “a little bit about lily

  1. What can I say but wow! Mum asked me to have a visit after your visit to The Quilter’s Store today. A definate on the blog roll (when I get on my own computer again….) and to come visit regularly. Have you considered putting your kokeshi on Etsy?? Haven’t seen any there yet.

  2. Sylvia says:

    I have never seen the word “sewist” before. Google even marks the word as misspelled. I do come from a long line of seamstresses , however. Such a lovely word for the gifted women in my life. Does sewist mean the same thing?

    • Liza says:

      I’ve heard the word before. It is a more pleasant word than “sewer” which I’ve seen people unknowingly invent even though it looks like, well you know, sewer.

  3. Rosa says:

    Thanks for giving the precious horse graphic. My friend has two, a mare and her foal. She was very depressed. I embroidered a box and I was very happy. I would like that but I know you saw your email to send photos.

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