Nice page finished!

Well, as the title says, I've just finished the first page of the 4th row. That was a nice page, because it was at the side so mostly all background, with a bit of the purple circle and a leaf. And now, I'll be moving on to more hair bits.

It's getting harder to remember how long it's been since we first started this competition, it feels like I've been doing it for forever. I had to check the blog to see when we started, which was May 2008. That means that we've now been at it for 1 year 11 months! If I'm not mistaken, I *think* I'm at the halfway point, which would mean I'm ahead of schedule. And hopefully, ahead of Eel, too. Haha, she seems to be struggling with her current pages, so it's a good opportunity for me to zoom ahead.

Did anyone catch the first F1 race of the season? I did, mainly because Michael Schumacher was making his return, and I'm a HUGE fan. I pretty much stopped watching F1 when he retired! Plus, Lotus was making their debut, and since it's pretty much a Malaysian team, I was interested to see how they'd do.

I must say that it was a SNOOZE-FEST! There's a new ruling that there's no fuel stops, the F1 cars have bigger fuel tanks and run from start to finish. They only pit stop to change their tires. This means that they drive more conservatively to save fuel, and was soo boring because they didn't attempt much overtaking. Basically, the finishers were in the same position as how they started, except for Vettel who had a spark plug problem. I hope something changes soon, because if it continues as it is, I'm not going to be watching anymore, even though Michael Schumacher might be back!


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.