Another Crazy Competition

As if a 5 year cross stitch competition wasn't enough! As Sae says in her post, we're competing once again. Her post has all the details of the competition so I won't repeat it again.

Here's what my farm was like at the start of the competition:

And here it is when I took the screenshot a few days ago, I'm slightly in the lead yeay!!

If anyone else other than Sae had suggested this, I would've said Nah right away. What a waste of time! But then Sae and I always seem to compete at heaps of things. When we were in primary school, we were deadly Speed rivals (the card game, not the drug). Before HAED, we went head-to-head in a blog battle.

Luckily this competition is only short and doesn't really impact on HAED time. This week, I've managed to catch up on the 300 stitches that I didn't do in the previous week to fulfill my quota. I decided to move onto yet another new page, this time moving upwards. It's such a lovely page! HUGE clumps of the same thread. :) That's the only way I could have caught up I think.

Here's my progress pic, as you can see, its a bit all over the place:

Ah well, better get back to it and in the meantime, strategize on how to farm harder than Sae!


Prize Money Contributions

EeL's Contributions: AUD$471.63 (USD 415.69)

sAe's Contributions: RM$1681.51 (USD 494.56) (updated Apr)

Total Contributions: USD$816.12

(As of October 2009)

Competition Rules

Competition Begins: 1st May 2008
Competition Ends: Chinese New Year 2013

Goal: Complete a HAED design by the time allotted.

Designs chosen are to be of approximately the same sizes. Contestants are free to change their design half way, however it must also be of the similar size to the original design chosen.

Each month, each contestant will deposit USD$20 into a separate bank account.

Every fortnight, each contestant has to update this blog with updated progress pictures.

Prize Money:

If only one contestant completes her design by the deadline, she gets the total amount of money saved by both contestants.

If neither designs are complete, the entire sum of money is to be donated to a charity that is agreed upon by both contestants.

If both complete it on time, the money is divided in the following manner:

60% of the total goes to the contestant who completes* her design first within the deadline.

40% of the total goes to the contestant who completes* her design last within the deadline.

* For EeL, completion means full completion. For Sae, completion for the 60% winner total is 210,400 stitches, with the remainder stitches to be completed by the deadline.