My husband, Staley, loves anything about space or space exploration. Over the years, he has remarked about how incredible the photos taken by the Hubble telescope are. Since I spend my life trying to think of what I can give him as presents, I became hooked on Hubble for inspiration. This is a picture of the Cartwheel Galaxy, taken by the Hubble telescope, that I hooked for Staley’s Christmas present last year (2019).
I was so far out of my comfort zone while hooking this piece, I felt like I was in outer space. My sister-in-law, Kris McDermet, provided a lot of the sparkle fabric for this piece. And following last year’s summer hook in at Lake Morey, I received a nice surprise package in the mail from Gina Steen with a piece of sparkle fabric. Thank you, Kris and Gina, for your contributions which really helped to make “Doing Cartwheels” shine.