We're ba-ack!

Yes, as Eel said in her post, we've gone missing for the longest time. Chalk it up to laziness, and the fact that she's now unemployed, which funnily enough, means we don't talk to each other online that often anymore. So, it's been quite a few months since our last update, so expect to see a great big difference in my HAED, not like Eel's. ;)

And, since you probably can't remember what it looked like the last time, and also to rub it in Eel's face, here's a side by side comparison of the two.

I'm really pleased with myself! All the bodice and lower skirt bits have super scattered stitches and it took ages to complete, which is why I took breaks by doing the side pages, as you can see on the right, there's a bit done there as well.

I'm trying to do as much as possible now because....I'm planning the longest holiday of my life! Eel's going to be doing a 3 month holiday next year, and if all goes well, I'm going to be joining her for a month in Europe. Doesn't it sound luxurious?? Of course, the fact is, we'll probably be staying at cheaper B&B places, and skimping on food, but we'll be in Europe for a month!

I've been jumping from country to country, trying to decide where to go, and I'm still not sure. We've pretty much decided on Italy, the other countries that are still a maybe include France, Switzerland and Austria. So much to do, so little time to do it in. And of course, money is always going to be a factor as well. *sigh*

So, with all this excitement coming up, it's best if I get cracking on my HAED so that I can finish it as soon as possible, and then I'll have lots of money to celebrate beating Eel in our competition. :p


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.