I used one of my favorite sewing tools to draw the winner, which are forceps that I got ages from a friend who had samples at work. I have 3 of these scattered around the sewing room and while they may seem weird to use for sewing they are perfect for pulling out basting threads, tailor's tacks etc. Plus they have the little locking feature to get a really good grip. They also work for fishing out the tail of elastic in a channel when it escapes from you.
You all know I am obsessed with the weather (family trait) despite the fact that I live in practically perfect N. California. We do have the occasional dusting of snow here, to our great shock. But for the most part our snow is on the mountains, where it should be and not on our driveways. Kind of weird to go out for an early morning walk and see this faraway white stuff which was mostly gone by the afternoon. And if you are shivering due to a February blizzard note that the lovely green on the lower hills will be crispy brown by early summer.
Onward to spring sewing, Beth