Slacking off in blogging

It seems like every post that we put up on this blog is a "Wow, we haven't been blogging for so long" kind of post. It's been a month since we last updated our blog. Not sure why, it just seems that once we got out of the habit of blogging every two weeks, it seemed easier to just not blog for ages!

Well, I took a picture of my HAED yesterday, because I finished another page. That was a good opportunity to take it out of my Qsnaps and take a picture in all it's glory.

Pretty, isn't it? :) I've finished the majority of three rows worth of pages, hooray! I feel like that's a major milestone for me. What's more, is the fact that I think that I've finished most of the hard bits of my design. If you look at the full picture below, lots of the confetti bits were in her hair, the wings, and the top of her outfit. And I've ALMOST completed those sections! So, I'm crossing my fingers that what's to come will be much easier. Although the dress folds do look kind of confetti-ish, as well.

What's funny is the way that I've been rubbing off on Eel. When we first started our competition (all the way back in May 2008!), I used to skip all around different pages. I used to do quite a few pages at one go. Eel used to say, "Isn't that confusing? It's so hard to keep track of where you are?" And now, she just told me she's working on four pages at once! Furthermore, I used to cheat a bit as well. When there was just ONE stitch, and it was in an area which was more or less the same color, I'd cheat and use a different color so that I wouldn't have to start a new thread just for one X. And again, she said, "If you keep on doing that, it'll look different from the actual picture. You might get something totally different!" And guess what? She's doing it too! :D

Anyway, I've been inspired this past week, and I did a whopping 1.4k worth of stitches, here's hoping I can keep it up for the future and I'll crush Eel in our competition!


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.