Another page done, and...the iPad!

OK, boring stuff first, I finished yet another page of my HAED yesterday. Seems like we're only posting up updates every time we finish a page! So, here it is:

In other more exciting news, I had my first glimpse of a real iPad today! One of my colleagues had an acquaintance who just acquired one, so we all gathered around it, marvelling at how beautiful it looked. It's resulted in me wondering whether I want an iPhone, or an iPad!

An iPad works out to be cheaper, because I won't have to change my phone plan. It's bigger, and it'd be really good for reading ebooks and watching stuff. However, it's so big, that it might be problematic to carry it around all the time and might be heavy and not too nice to use frequently. Hmm, how do I decide??

I'll be waiting till some of my colleagues (who put in their orders about an hour after seeing the iPad) get their iPads so I can try it out and see for myself. How about you, iPad, iPhone, or both? :D


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.