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Do you ever read through old posts? Some of them are actually quite fascinating!

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved Kaleidoscope’s.   I remember having one as a kid and looking at it for hours. The inventor, Sir David Brewster was a 19th century Scottish mathematician, astronomer, inventor, and writer (talk about over archiever).  He certainly looked like one serious dude, but I guess he liked to have a little fun too.

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I was so happy to find a new one on my trip to Stony Plain last week.  It’s a little reminder of my childhood and  an innocence that kids may not discover today with all the technical distractions they enjoy.

I’ve spent quiet moments peering through the scope at all the amazing designs created by a simple twist of the wrist. I can’t imagine the wonder of a child in 1817 when they looked into the newly invented Kaleidoscope! Almost 200 years later, here’s a…

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  1. OMG! I quite literally JUST finished re-reading my entire blog, as I want to get back into writing in it! …. quite the timing to see your post! You inspired me to start it, and I have been creatively blocked for some time, but now feel the gates open and am ready to tackle it again! Thank you for being such an inspiration to me….. I am so blessed to have you in my life dear cousin! xx

    • Hooray! More Smackiland is what the “world needs now” Sing it Sher-bear!
      I don’t feel worthy of your accolades, since I’ve been struggling to post here too. I’m writing weekly at The Urban Scrapbook though, if you’re looking for a giggle. I can’t wait to read what’s coming up on your blog. Please let me know if you have any questions. If I don’t know, someone I know will know, LOL you know? Love you to bits xoxox ❤

  2. I always loved the way the pieces fell into place with a little whoosh. Sight and sound! Glad you reblogged, as I had never seen this! Is it getting warm yet in Edmonton?

    • For heavens sake, I can’t imagine why I didn’t see your message. I also like the swoosh of chips of colour falling into place Lisa. I think March was brilliant all be it dry. I can’t say that anymore. We got nailed by a huge rainfall yesterday. Hope you’re having lots of summer fun! xk

  3. I was wondering how you took the photos and then read the comments ………. And there you two were chatting away already years ago 🙂 I haven’t seen a kaleidoscope in years – and they are such fun things to idle away a bit of time with…………… Note to self, look for a kaleidoscope 🙂

    • It’s really odd how some messages fall through the cracks, beans! Or as Laurie would say,
      “Da-hang”.
      Do you ever read back to your old posts hon? Often the comments are better than the post for me, ha! Thanks for your visit back here xo K

  4. That was fun to go back and read one I missed. Fascinating that you figured out how to take pictures of the designs. You are one smart cookie. Now I’m hungry. 😦 I don’t remember them from my childhood but from my children’s. Hope you are doing well. Hugs.

    • Hello Vonderfrau ! I’m doing well. Had two afternoon naps this weekend since I’m like a Zombie. Last week was a fleeting memory of this, that, and another thing…I was Boomdee-a-go-go every waking moment.
      It wasn’t to hard to snap pictures of the beautiful creations inside my Kaleidoscope, I just held the Camera lens to the viewer and choose a few. Maybe a new way of designing a quilt? Big hugs to you too Marlene ! xo B

      • Burn the candle at both ends and you go up in flames. Glad you are resting on the weekends. A kaleidoscope quilt would make me so dizzy I couldn’t sew. They are stunning though. I have another to quilt as soon as company leaves. )

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