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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

  • January 25, 2008 at 12:19 pm
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    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.

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  • April 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm
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    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?

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    • May 21, 2015 at 6:29 pm
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      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.

  • July 4, 2013 at 7:31 am
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    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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  • February 8, 2016 at 4:05 am
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    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!

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  • April 26, 2016 at 6:58 am
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    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.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 7:02 pm
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    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

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  • April 25, 2017 at 4:31 am
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    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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