a little bit about lily

skirt and tshirt

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

I am Lily Boot – mother to Noah, wife to Julian,  & 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, and a wonky eared rabbit.

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!

9 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. 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?

    1. 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. 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.

  4. I am very glad to have joined your “Block a day” group. I am a keen “sewist” and quilter although I am not very good at either. i am too impatient and take short cuts. I love, love, love fabric and spend many happy hours sorting and resorting my stash. I do it in the hope that inspiration will strike and I will come up with an original design. The only problem is ….. so many designs come to mind! Where to start? Fortunately, i am retired now so I do have a little bit more time than I used to. I am sure I have a lot more quilts left in me if I can just find something to do with them all. I only have one grandson and he already has more than he can possibly use!! Ah well, onwards and upwards as they say!

  5. Looking forward to following along. I am also an RN, and love quilting and needlework. Just wish I had more time for my hobbies. I also enjoy re_
    purposing furniture. Recently started using chalk pain and then wax for finishing.

  6. Re: The thrifted birthday chair. Love your chair! I have the same chair that I’m upholstering unfortunately I’m struggling to remove the arms! Are you able to point me in the right direction? Many thanks, Gill

  7. Hi Lily
    I found a pattern on raverly called the Christmas star and was doing it and there is 2 rows missing ,,,,rows 21 and 25 is there any way of you tell me what I do Please
    Thank u Carolanne eisnor

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