Happy 2010!

Eel: Wow, we've been lazy, no posts since November. Well, Happy New Year everyone! I went back to Malaysia over the Christmas/New Year break and so Sae and I got together to take photos of our pieces.

For my part, I've really been falling behind and didn't do any at all during my 2 week break in Malaysia. But I really have to get cracking and catching up to Sae, so hopefully 2010 will bring me renewed HAED-ing energy!

As for our holiday, it was a really great one. One of our friends got married and had 3 receptions! We attended 2 out of 3 and it was good fun. This time around, I got to catch up with my friends quite a lot as many were on holiday. And my entire family was around for the whole time too, so it was really fun. Not to mention noisy and chaotic with 4 little kids in the house. We did a lot less touristy things this time around and more social family/friends type activities. Oh, and eating. We ate. A Lot!

Sae: I haven't exactly been productive with my HAED either. Knowing that Eel didn't bring back her stitching supplies to Malaysia and therefore couldn't be doing any for two whole weeks made me kind of lazy as well. Add the fact that I was on the arm / wing part with lots of one stitches also made me not want to do it.

Also, we took a trip down to Penang (me, Eel, and our other halves) for a good holiday of eating. Haha, it seems like we do nothing but eat in Malaysia. We ate at soo many places in Penang, even trying the same dish but from different stalls, to make sure that we had eaten at the best place.

I'll be joining a club soon, so that will probably knock out quite a bit of HAED time there (hopefully I'll be able to go and exercise lots!). It seems I've hit the mid-to-late twenties phase, where everyone's complaining about their weight. I actually don't really care about my weight, I just want to lose my tummy! Enough about me, back to our HAED...

Eel: Well, here's our photos (Sae looks like she's half way!!!):


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.