My recent display of flagrant affection for my chop saw got me thinking about the tools of my trade; there are many, but (for me) none so precious as Lena, my sewing machine. She may be little, and yes, she’s yellow, but she is powerful. For those of you with tool amor, Lena is a Viking Husquavarna. She is among the final generation of her kind to be made in her native homeland, Sweden. When Lena and I are sewing together I often feel the arctic wind in my hair. So without further rambling: a Toast to Lena and all the fantastic tools that make our varied work lives possible!