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Friday, 31 December 2010

Good Bye 2010

And so we come to the end of another year. 2010 - you were a big one for me and one filled with many challenges. I have listed some of the highs and lows of my year:

We purchased a new house in March but at the time of the move, my husband was hospitalised with a nasty staph infection in his leg. It took months for him to fully recover and I was left to deal with the move by myself, along with everything else. I have only just finished unpacking and decluttering
the house this last week.

The Sad: My dear Uncle Mick died. My mum had to have her badly healed leg - rebroken and reset (making that a total of 3 breaks). My poor dad was diagnosed with macular degeneration and has since lost much of his sight.


Business-wise, many challenges were overcome. Much time and money was spent on a home-studio application that was never to be approved. On a positive note, my hard work to redirect the business away from fashion late last year was a wise one with wonderful new stockists buying our linen homewares and fabrics this year.


I calculated that we bought 800 metres of fabrics for screen-printing this year! Thus, the decision was made to import our own and we are now waiting for new European linens to clear customs as we speak. It's all a little scarey as we have had to buy a LOT of fabric but we have to keep the faith in what we are doing to move forward.

My best purchase of the year was my sweet and economical Volkswagen Polo after I sold the old Holden Commodore (a family hand-me-down) to the car wreckers.

I am looking forward to the New Year and wish you all a great 2011 with Love, Health and Happiness. I want to thank you all for reading my blog, supporting my business and for the wonderful friendships that have developed.

My big New's Year resolution is to get organised and to work smarter with weekends off. What's yours?

19 comments:

Tina said...

Wow Thea, you have had such a huge year in all respects, but you have achieved so many wonderful things! Wishing you the very best for a fabulous 2011 and I am very much looking forward to seeing what the New Year has to bring for Thea & Sami. Happy New Year ~ Tina xx

Leonie said...

Well done to get through such a tough year and maintain your sanity.
Have a wonderful New Near Thea,and I hope 2011 is full of wonderful new things.

Tania said...

You know that my favourite bit of that post is the last bit, right? Way to go excellent lady. I shall be keeping a lookout for those WEEKENDS OFF! x

Raine and Sage said...

Happy New Yr Thea. It has been a big year for you both with ups and downs. I think importantly you seem so clear and focused on which direction you are going, and that can only take your amazing design studio to wonderful places. I can't wait to see what you're up to professionally next year, as well as the odd Zoe, holiday and family updates! Here's to quality time with quality people! Sonia :)

Tracey said...

Like yourself, I want to be better organised to work more efficiently and give myself more time 'off' with friends and family.

Happy New Year! :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Mixing up the good & the bad, wishing your parents & husband good health in 2011. So happy to be one of your lucky stockists, i just got the beautiful gift in the mail, my fault for not getting to the PO earlier, thanks Thea, you're a darling!! Enjoy that new car, looks zippy. Love to you & all the best in the new year, love Posie

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Thea, bring it on! ha I think I have the same resolution as you each year...one day I'll get there. Sounds like 2011 will be another fab year for Thea and Sami. Thanks for all your support throughout this year. xx Katherine

Verandah House said...

The tough years make the good years even better, looking forward to seeing all your fabulous designs. I have just started my business late last year, taking risks is part of it but it doesn't make it any less scary xx

Stephanie and Carlos said...

How awesome is that little car!! You know last week I got in an auto car and DROVE IT! I don't drive, never have and it felt awesome... like I was 16 again lmao. It was only down 2 houses at 9pm and really I just took my foot off the break but it was still driving right lol...

HAPPY NEW YEAR HUN!!!

xo Steph

Gail McCormack said...

Happy New Year to you Thea!!!

look forward to following your 2011 journey

Gail xx

Kylie said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Ma 2011 be full of love, health and happiness for you and yours.
Thankyou so much for the wonderful blog prize - I will do a blog post later in the week:)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

It has been quite a wild ride hasn't it! Wishing you the happiest of happy new years!

sophiemunns said...

I feel exhausted just reading about your year Thea!
The health stories were just so tough... and fate landing you the pack-up, move and unpack on your own! Nothing worse than that kind of stress!
So.. reading about the brave new steps... the cute little car.... things getting moving again... that's all very exciting and I wish you a very wonderful 2011...brilliant success with your textile fabrics and getting those weekends you need...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
S x
ps thank for the lovely message Thea!

Sandra Eterovic said...

My goodness Thea you have had a really difficult year. I hope that it is a much healthier and happier one for you and your loved ones.
Congratulations on all of your investment into your business -- I think it was a wise move and it will all work out really well!
I look forward to seeing the beautiful fabrics and their applications for 2011.
Thanks for your support! :)

Exquisite Accessories said...

Thea you are a remakable women I think you deserve every thing coming your way & I just know its all going to be a great 2011 for you! Isnt it funny how one path leads to another one of lifes wonderful journeys.
Hope to see you in 2011 when I get chance to go to Brissy, Elaine x

Kellie Collis said...

What a roller coaster adventure year! It takes a really strong woman to be able to get through it in one piece! Well done and all the best for next year! Kellie xx

Sandrine said...

What a roller coaster of 2010 and you have still achieved so much, taken positive risks, persisted and succeed...May 2011 be filled with your sweetest dreams on a easier path Thea. xx

sue said...

Thea I have enjoyed sharing this past with you and I have so much respect for both your creative abilities and your determination to build an ethically sound business. Your successes are well deserved. You are an inspiration to us all'
xxx sue

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Happy New Year Thea. I hope that 2011 is full of good things for you and your family.

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