its time to bid farewell…
Posted in (blog)house news, artists July 8th, 2009 by piablog


Today is the last day for dear Riley here in the (blog)house guest quarters. Please click here to read Riley’s very last post which she posted just a moment ago. I am sad to bid my dear friend farewell from the (blog)house. As she packs her (blog)cases, and steps out onto the veranda, I am teary eyed but with full heart, remembering all her beautiful posts that she has created, especially for us. Above and below I’ve created little collections of some of my favourite photos from Riley’s posts here in the (blog)house


Riley makes so many gorgeous things – being a fashion and textile designer, she has a wonderful eye for detail. Every time I visit her house she has created something new – be it a beautiful ceramic bowl, or piece of fabric, or a simple vignette on a window sill that takes my breath away. I am so glad she came to visit us here and share so much.

But before we all get too teary eyed to see her go, I have some very, very exciting news to share with you (insert drum roll please)…


…today, being Wednesday, July 8, it is with absolute pleasure I be the first to announce that Riley just started her VERY. OWN. BLOG!

I can’t tell you how happy I am that Riley has taken the plunge. She inspires me daily, and I am wrapped that each of you will now get a peek into her beautiful world for the days and weeks and months to come. So, before you hurry over there, please, read her very last post right here in the guest quarters (leave a little comment to brighten her day), then click on the link to her blog ‘roe’ from there. She has LOTS installed for you. So lets all make her first post into the blogging world a special one, give her a big big warm welcome so that she is full of enthusiasm for her upcoming posts (which I’ve had a sneak peek already, which you are going to love!)

Thank you Riley! Au revoir, but also bienvenue!

The blogosphere is now your oyster…


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  1. alison says

    be right over 🙂

    July 8th, 2009 | #

  2. cindy : quaint says

    i’ve enjoyed her posts and will visit riley at her new home.

    July 8th, 2009 | #

  3. Kimberly says

    But.. But.. But.. who will live in the guest house?!?

    July 9th, 2009 | #

  4. pia says

    ah-ha! you will have to wait and see dear kimberly…


    July 9th, 2009 | #

  5. Ely says

    It is gratifying to see that our lake (Sunshine) has now gone international. Our family has loved this place for three generations. It was originally a truck farm raising potatoes and broccoli(1890’s early 1900’s). The big white pines are 150 plus years old. A little slice of paradise. Thank you Riley and thank you Pia for providing this illumination. Ely

    July 12th, 2009 | #

  6. Nicola says

    gorgeous, gorgeous blue blues – they took my breath away

    July 13th, 2009 | #

  7. theaxx says

    GORGEOUS photos…



    July 25th, 2009 | #

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