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This contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke project comes to us from Rosalind who can be found as @frenchthrifty on Twitter. She shares, “I am a mother of four (three sons, one daughter) and grandmother of three (two girls and one boy) who call me MoMo. I am passionate about crochet, knitting and cross-stitch. I am finishing a PhD at The University of Cambridge in the UK.” She adds:

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Wink was an inspiration! She was beautiful, funny, and very creative. I only found her blog relatively recently (within a year) but she had me “hooked” straight away.

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To Marinke’s family, “I came across Marinke’s blog and work relatively recently. I was enchanted straight away. I meant to post a note to her about Asperger’s Syndome, because my daughter has it, too (diagnosed at age 23). I understood, to an extent, what it might have meant to her to have received this diagnosis.

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I am so very, very sorry for your loss of Marinke. She was such a beautiful and creative person. I shall keep on crocheting using her patterns. She touched my heart. I hope that the project for her mandalas will bring you all some comfort in knowing she was loved and admired so much.”

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Visit all posts in the Mandalas for Marinke project to learn more about different aspects of depression and mental health issues and, of course, to see many beautiful crochet mandalas.

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San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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