That's what they call the professionals...Mr. Brown Quilts and I certainly aren't professionals but we sure did a whole lot of trimming on the oak trees in our yard. These trees were planted 5-1/2 years ago...we've trimmed them every year since we've been here but this year they really needed some serious cutting. This is the 3rd time we've worked on these this year...the homeowner's association decided that all trees needed to be 12 feet above the sidewalk...we had some branches lower than that and until yesterday didn't have the equipment we needed to do the job. Mr. Brown Quilts headed out yesterday morning at 7:30 to pick up the chain saw from the rental place. OMG, he had way to much power in his hands! But it sure made quick work of cutting! We cut for 2-1/2 hours and the side yard was full of branches...this is 1/2 of the yard....then we had to cut them up and tie them up into bundles that the yard waste guys can take away on Wednesday...2 more hours of that...then we had to haul all the bundles up behind the house just to haul them to the curb on Wednesday. So needless to say there was no sewing yesterday...I was so tired and so sore that I couldn't even make it upstairs.
Today was much better...I spent the afternoon working on Camden's little Short Story Schnibble, go about half the blocks done.
I told Mr. Brown Quilts today that I was made to be a sewer/quilter not an arborist!