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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011!

2011. I will not be sad to see you go. You have not been a nice year with world changing disasters and our own personal family losses.

It's time to unburden and tell you that I despised you most of all because Voyt, my dear man, has no
t only suffered because of his leg infection & consequences but has been rediagnosed with Liver Cancer (after being cancer-free for 4 years). It's been really hard to accept but he has been fighting back.

Of course it hasn't all been bad. I've made some wonderful friends this year through my blog and Facebook page and have met and been inspired by many of you.

We have increased the brand awareness for Thea & Sami and have enjoyed some lovely media coverage. We are proud to stock our products in beautiful shops around Australia and will continue to grow while making it all locally.


So HAPPY NEW YEAR dear friends! I can't wait for 2012.

PS.. My great Vintage Sale (see previous post) will begin on eBay tonight at 6.00 pm AEDST and will run for 1 week. Will let you know link once it's up and running.

14 comments:

Jodie said...

Thea, I'm sorry to here of your husbands continued struggle- it sux. I hope 2012 bring s good health and lots of happy times .

le@thirdontheright said...

firstly the good stuff - Hurrah the store and your designs and your vest for living and your healthy - ness - I haven't forgotten your weight loss success and that fab bikini ! all of this is a BIG TICK.

Now the poo .... poo on the cancer, poo on stress, poo on seeing the man you love face yet another challenge.

This is exactly the type of situation that sees us return to bris vegas.

Thea you are a strong and thoughtful woman and I just your kindness shown to others will return to you in spades ... hugs le xox

Ruby & Rose Interiors said...

Ditto Thea! Goodbye 2011 ~ you have been beyond horrid. You are a lovely inspirational woman ~ I am blessed to have you in my life. I haven't met you Voyt ~ but I wish you strength and love in your fight for good health. Hugs to you both. Mx

gaby@stilelemente said...

Thea, that's a big blow for you all regarding Voyt's health but gald to hear he is fighting back. Business-wise it has been a great year for you, you are an inspiration. I wish you continued success in 2012 and a clean bill of health for your man.

Elisa said...

Happy New Year to you and your lovely family Thea! You all deserve the best from life. I'm wishing you all much health, happiness and continued success with your wonderful business. Big hugs to you!
Elisa @ Pesky Cat Designs

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

Agree, I'm glad 2011 is over too, but I'm glad I made it through my first blogging year and got to meet you and other amazing people. Thanks Thea, and hope 2012 brings better health to your man.
Sar

Tiff said...

I hope that 2012 brings greater health and much greater happiness to you both. Have a happy, fun filled and fab new year! X

Lisa McGee said...

I hope you have a much better 2012 - 2011 as a tough year for many people.
Your products are beautiful and I expect your "branding" success will continue.
Best of luck for a fruitful and happy 2012.
Lisa McGee aka Nenaghgal

brismod said...

Oh no. I'm very sorry to hear about Voyt. Life has been a real roller coaster for you this year. Wishing only good things for you and Voyt in 2012. xx

Felicity said...

I'm with you on being only to happy to give 2011 the flick!

As for the year to come - may the road be smoother and the days gentler.

I'm so sorry to learn of Voyt's plight and hope that this time next year that is a household of healthy, happy people sitting around your dining table sharing with great joy and contentment all the wonderful gifts that 2012 has shared.

Huge hug!

Posie Patchwork said...

Best wishes to Voyt, it's not been a great year for many. Bring on 2012 & all it's fresh opportunies & most importantly, good health, love Posie

Tania said...

2011 horridness over here too. Hello 2012. May you be the year to bestow great strength and health and all of that important joy in the small stuff.

Maja said...

Hi Thea, I share your sentiments about 2011 and sincerely hope that 2012 will be kinder to us.
By the way, the article about you in the January "Home Beautiful" was wonderful. Congratulations! Love your work.
All the best,
Maja xxx

Thea said...

I never realised how many of you shared my sentiments re: 2011. I hope that 2012 is our best yet for all of us! x

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