Half done!

It's official, I did a count a few weeks ago, and I'm half done with my HAED! I decided to count my progress because I just finished one row, so it'd be nice to see where I was up to. Honestly, I feel a little bit disappointed, I'd envisioned myself reaching really high numbers...like 70%. Vain hopes, but you just never know how far you've gone with a HAED design. Here's my WIP picture as of two weeks ago.

Doesn't it look kinda completed? Haha, that's why I was hoping most of it was done already. It's amazing how small an area one page takes.

In other news, I've started a side-business-y thing of buying / selling stuff (isn't that what everyone's doing nowadays?). It's never going to sustain me as a full-time job, but it gives me some extra pocket money each month, not much....but enough to make me happy! Enough for say...15 new books a month. Or 10 fancy meals a month. :D


Minie said...

Hi you guys,

I noticed it is almost 6 months ago I saw an update! How are you doing with the cross stitch challenge?? I really like to see your progress!!

Regards from the Netherlands where Spring is in the air!!

Novia said...

Looking great. Love to see the progress.

Lain said...

Please show your progress, it would be really nice to see :)

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.