I'll be the first to tell you I LOVE the view from my house. It's probably one of my favorite things about where I live, and I didn't think it could get any better than this. At sunset it's fun to watch the sunlight bounce off the buildings as the city and bridge light up. See that big tree to the left? It seems that although it looks beautiful and green, there were bits of it that had begun to die. The owners of that property made the hard decision to remove the tree for fear that it would fall and cause some serious damage to the homes of their downhill neighbors.
So, this week, the work begun. Workers with ropes, chainsaws, big scary chipping machines and strong work ethic started to chop away. After the first day (a full day!) of work, they had removed this much of the tree (see the photo below) - and you know what it means? an even more expansive view of the city!
They finished the visible part of the tree removal yesterday and now I can see the entire skyline of San Francisco from my front window. There's still a smaller tree in the view and I think it helps to add a bit of scale to the view. We can see the dome of City Hall now!
In other news, there are lots of things going on in the studio, most of which I can't talk about; which can be frustrating! I have sent in quite a few pattern proposals in the past few weeks and have a few more to complete and turn in. In addition, a number of projects have flown off the needles recently and have found their way to their new homes for tech editing and publishing. I want to share with you what I'm up to, but I have to wait.