A Rosie blanket!

The kind donor who donated the Rosie cloth also ordered a blanket from us, to be made from the remnant Rosie material (after making 6 tote bags and 2 hobo bags), and she also bought polka dot material and showed me the design that she wanted. She had all the fabric posted to me and donated RM400 to our Fund for the blanket.

All in, with 6 tote bags, 2 hobo bags and this blanket, Rosie homesewn items have raised RM1350 for the animals! We still have some bits of cloth too.

I started sewing the blanket last week.

Heidi helped.

The kind donor bought three polka dot colours (pink, bright pink and light green), all matched the Rosie cloth perfectly. She also bought orange backing cloth. The design she chose was one of “frames”.

In progress.

The semester just started at work, so I only sewed a little every night.

Finally, I got it ready last night!

And this morning, I received this email from the kind donor.

Dear Dr. Chan,

It would be an honour for me if you would accept this blanket as a keepsake for yourself.

I don’t know how to sew and I hope that you don’t mind sewing the blanket. The blanket is intended for you right from the start.

I am not sure how and what you were feeling when sewing this blanket; perhaps with mixed feeling certainly with fond memories of Rosie. This blanket is certainly a labour of love and a truly beautiful blanket was created and sewn reflecting your affections and thoughts of Rosie.

The colours that I have chosen hopefully will empower you in the sense

Green – Relates to balance, growth and harmony, great balancer of the heart and the emotions creating equilibrium between the head and the heart, renewal of hope, rebirth and restores depleted energy. An emotionally positive colour, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally … Just like Rosie’s unconditional love towards you.

Pink –  Represents compassion, nurturing and  love; unconditional love and understanding and the giving and receiving of nurturing. A combination of red and white, pink contains the need of action of red, helping it to achieve the potential of success and insight offered by white. Intuitive and insightful showing kindness, empathy an sensitivity. Pink is a sign of hope, positive colour inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay.


Orange the backing. Orange radiates warmth and happiness combining physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to gut instincts as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Offers emotional strength  in difficult times. Helps to bounce back from disappointment and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

For all the above combination of colours and hope that you will accept this gift from me and all my fur babies.

Hopefully you will have many many happy hours and comfort with Rosie blanket.

Take good care of yourself always,

Best wishes,

I am speechless.

Immeasurably touched and deeply honoured.

Thank you so much, dear friend.

Our animal lover community is so small; we truly need each other for support, especially when times are tough. I am very grateful that though we are such a small group, we have each other’s backs and we are there for each other when it matters most.

My very own Rosie blanket….!! Thank you!

Rosie and me, in 2012. This photo was taken when Rosie first came to our house and adopted us.

Our dearest Rosie Posie.
(This is one of my favourite photos of Rosie.)

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