Category: History

  • Maurice Wilson: Man of Fasting and Prayer

    The story of Maurice Wilson, fabled “Madman of Everest” I once heard that every corpse on Everest was once one of the most motivated people in the world. There are many people in the world who could tell you the story of George Leigh Mallory. There are some that could tell you about Green Boots, […]

  • Learning About An Antique Singer Sewing Machine

    The resources I used to learn about my new-to-me Singer. I love old treadle sewing machines, and I’ve romanticized them since a relatively young age. I’ve been vaguely looking for an antique sewing machine for over a year, and I was picky about it. Once you start looking for them you find them cropping up […]

  • What I Learned By Sewing and Wearing An 1890’s Working Woman’s Corset

    I’m just going to say it, I really like the way I look in a corset. A confluence of things six months ago first lead me to the strange thought that I could sew a corset. The thought that I could sew one lead me straight to the idea that I should. I’m not alone in […]