See you in 2005

Christmas Eve comes whispering in. The wind was blowing through our open window before dawn and heavy grey skies promise a far cooler day than yesterday. I love Christmas Eve – entirely magical.
From tomorrow evening there will be a house guest using this room so I am going to take a blog break and be back in the New Year.

Thank you to those who visited loobylu this year (my fifth year!) and to all who left encouraging, supportive, useful and/or entertaining comments. Thank you for your emails and for buying Christmas cards. Loobylu continues to be one of the most wonderful things in my life just because I feel a part of a bigger community of like minded souls. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday break and that 2005 begins with high spirits, high hopes and belly laughs.


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24 Responses

  1. Happy Christmas Loobylu! All the best for the new year and your new house!xxx

  2. I have to say I really do love your site and I intend to put my first entry into a month of softies this month! In reference to your fabulous christmas stocking, my parents bought us Christmas pillow cases when we were very small and my sister and I continue to use them every year, despite the fact that I’m 19 and she’s 22. It’s become a special Christmas tradition and I’m sure that your beautiful stocking will become one too. Have a wonderful Season!

  3. What a wonderful message for us! Merry Christmas Claire!

  4. says:

    Happy Christmas to you Claire! And, to Big P and Amelia, well, the whole bigger family too!
    Thank you for a great year of uplifting joy! My best to your family on your anticpated move also!

  5. says:

    All the best for 2005 in your new home: hope you will be furnishing us with piccies when you’ve had a chance to Looblylu-ify it!

    Thank you for keeping us entertained for yet another year.

    All the best,

    Olly (who never says anything!)

  6. Claire – thank you for continuing to put such lovely bits into the world. Congratulations on all you’ve done in 2004 and I wish you more for 2005.

  7. happy Christmas, Claire!
    I just wanted to tell you I bought your cards this year, and they have been a great success!! I’ve been accomplished a lot due to them.
    thank you.

  8. Hey Claire,
    I can’t even remember how long I’ve been visiting your site (might be close to those 5 years you mention!), and I’m continually insprired by what you do and who you are. Thanks for another great year, and may the next one be just as great! With a new house, too!

    Happy Christmas to you and Big P and Amelia

  9. Merry Christmas looblu and a brilliant New Year in your new home. My mum has just rang to say she’s home from the Vic market (at 6.00am Melbourne time)with oysters and prawns for Christmas. Sigh!….We’ll be eating cheese and witloff!

  10. Here’s wishing you a ver Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
    Thanks again for producing such great cards, they went down a stom over here.

    Take care.

  11. Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones, Claire!Thank you for encouraging me to start my own blog! You are leads to new and wonderful worlds time and again!

    Thank you mostly for sharing yourself, your talent, energy, and creativity and the process of accomplishing it all through the years!
    May you be blessed as you bless all of us!

  12. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  13. says:

    Thank you Claire for your wonderful site…it makes me happy :-)Merry Christmas and a Happy ,Healthy ,Abundant New Year !

  14. says:

    I adore your site and frequent it often. By the end of the year I will have participated in a ‘month of the softies’ project!
    Merry Christmas and the very best wishes for the new year 🙂

  15. says:

    dear loobylu,thank you for so generously sharing your spirit. all my best wishes for next year and a very merry christmas!!!

  16. Have a great Christmas and New year hon! Take care. I look forward to reading Loobylu in 2005 🙂

  17. merry xmas and fantastic new year to you and your family! also, CONGRATULATIONS on your new house 🙂

  18. merry christmas claire! roll on 2005 and the new house!

  19. says:

    Merry Christmas and A Happy Home in 2005!!!Congratulations in finding your new house Claire – look forward to hearing how you, Big P and Amelia turn it into your home.
    Thank you for letting us into your life, and sharing your wonderful illustrations and artistic crafting. I love reading your blog and have done for almost 5 years. Always a ray of sunshine. Good luck for 2005.

  20. says:

    I’ve been your avid reader for a year now but I’ve never left a comment. I love your blog and your beautiful illustrations and crafts! Merry Christmas from the Philippines! 🙂

  21. Happy Christmas to you there in warm climes, and thank you for my Christmas cards, which have gone down very well over here. x

  22. Hope you had a happy and healthy Christmas. Can’t wait for more Loobylu in the new year!

  23. Hi Loobylu!
    I’m new to your site and have fallen in love with your artwork and blog! Absolutely lovely.