Monday, 18 July 2011

Week at a glance

Week at a glance ..... Ah where do I start! Last week was a fairly peaceful one for a change and I did not feel under huge pressure to do anything.

Sewing ........ As you know if you read this blog I am still plodding on with the bridesmaid dresses! I have made six now and just getting ready to start number seven. Its been a long road to travel I can tell you. I still don't feel they are totally up to professional standard, but they are as good as I can get them. I really hope on the day when all the girls stand together they will look great. I myself will breathe with relief that they are finished.

Friends ........ I am lucky to have had a few and only a few special friends in my life. My best friend is Sue and we have known each other for over 20 yrs. Sadly she does not live close so we do not see each other much. We do talk for ages on the telephone and I really enjoy that. So this was that week and it was lovely to catch up with all her news.
I also had a visit from another friend Pam and we talked about a card she was making and wanted some help. That was great as I love anything to do with craft in general, I am a craft junkie!
As we get older I think our friendships get deeper and mean more. You tend to hold onto dear friends and its great when you have a special friend to share girly chat with.

Diets........ My long term weight problem is something I have spent a life time worrying about!
Last year I had a gastric band fitted and I was full of hope that I would be slim by this summer. Sadly not so but I have lost around 35 pounds in that year, so slow but coming off.
I have been lucky and asked to try out a new product called slimpod. Its a tape that you listen to and it helps change your mind about food. If you check out my blog you will find a full review(
 Its been 3 weeks and I have lost 8 pounds so watch this space.
I wish I could just be me but I can't! I also need to lose weight to help with all the joint pain so I have to keep going. If like me you are also trying to lose weight, then keep in touch with me, we can do it!

So that is part of my week at a glance ! I hope you all have a great week this week even if summer has gone. I hope it will be sunny on Saturday for the wedding of Gina and Darren, that's something to look forward to.


  1. Will join you in the " diet agme" since I put on serious holiday lbs :)
    Following on GFC from Monday Mingle Hop.. Hop by my blog when you get a chance and check out a prev post of mine on the alkaline diet which always helps me lose wt !! Love Veggie Plate:0)

  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I can't believe you've sewn six bridesmaid dresses! I can't even sew a patch onto my son's karate uniform without almost putting an eye out and ripping the fabric. You have a new follower here. Stop by my blog and say hi anytime! :)


  3. hi mandi yes its been a labour of love lol
    I will visit your blog again for sure x

  4. Congrats on your weight loss journey. I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. WOuld love for you to follow back :)

  5. Hi, Jilly. Thanks for participating in Monday Mingle. I am currently hosting a giveaway for organic children's hair and bath products and I hope you will enter.

    You can connect with me on Facebook too. Just go to

  6. Thanks for all the lovely comments

  7. Hi Jilly,
    I too am amazed that you are sewing so many Bridesmaid dresses! I do try but it is one talent I have not been blessed with. Thank you for stopping by my blog from the hop. I already follow you.
    Great job on the weight loss too. I am working off 10 lbs. It is not easy at our young ages:)

  8. Hi Doreen yes it is a real labour of love lol
    Please drop by again

  9. I am trying to lose weight too! I just started on Monday on my quest to lose the baby weight now that my LO in 5 months old. I am a new follower from the cup of joe hop. I would love a follow back! I am just 7 followers away from launching my 100 follower giveaway celebration. I am so excited! Come and check it out!

  10. sounds like you are doing great

    follower from a hop

  11. Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Thursday Cup of Joe Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks! By the way, we are GIVING AWAY an IPAD 2 and would love for you to enter if you haven’t already! Nice to meet you!

  12. best of luck brooke Im still trying to lose my baby weight and she 25 lol lol
    nice to also meet mommybug77 and shana


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