Comment: UPDATE 09/20/22: I finally received the PC, which still didn't even fulfill the swap requirements, as it doesn't list the tangles used. I would also like to note that it was postmarked 09/14/22, 1 day after I left the 1 rating, not 08/29/22 as noted on the swap page. I am really disappointed by how much these issues have ruined the fun of this swap for me, and still no communication for this round outside of what the swap coordinator told me. ----- 09/13/2022: I hate to have to do this, but I've received nothing, and got no communication about it being sent late. Actually, the only communication I got about this was from the swap coordinator, who said it was sent out on 29th August. It is now 13th September and still not here. This is two rounds in a row of this swap series of this issue. If I receive something, I'll change this rating to a 3.
Response: I am so sorry you are an obsessive perfectionist. Get a life.
Comment: I hate to have to rate a 3, but this was sent very late, and with late communication, most of the details of which came from the swap coordinator. I will say thank you for the nice extras though.
Comment: Unfortunately, I never received this and have not received a re-send. I will be happy to re-rate if something arrives. I hate giving 1's but I'm really bummed this never came as its for a holiday that has come and gone now.
Edit: 3-25-21: I received something today that didn’t meet the swap requirements and was a couple months late but was meant to be for this swap according to the sender. I’m going to change the rating to a 3 since something eventually showed up, but I do not think this makes things better or that you should be allowed back in groups for the time being. There was very little communication and you continue to send things late without communicating why. I do not want to wreck your swap history but I also see you had 18 poor ratings in the past and this is an ongoing theme. The item I received still didn’t meet the swap requirements for this swap and was a couple months late with no communication during that time as to why.
Comment: Hi Lynne, Sorry I have to rate you a 3 ! I did receive my journal back, with a few extras, but it did take almost a month to return to me. Hopefully if you complete a journal next time you can mail it a bit quicker.
Response: there was no real time limit on this swap. and I've waited much longer for all the journals in this round robin. sorry
Comment: Hi Lynne, it was very, very hard for me to have to rate you this 3 because I know that you are going through a very physically and mentally exhausting time in your life and swapping has been a way for you to help cope with that, but I must leave the 3 because this swap was sent 10 days late without any communication. I am not strict about this kind of thing- I will let it go if its a day or two late, but 10 days without even a message is just way too late. I do apologize for doing this, but I do thank you for following through with the swap. I really loved your handmade postcard so much, and it is a shame that I have to rate it down. But again, it was really lovely and I enjoyed reading your intentions. I am keeping you in my prayers and hope you are staying strong. Blessed be.
Comment: Hey Lynne, thanks for sending this. I received it August 26, over 4 months after the deadline. Your zentangle page is beautiful. I'm glad you're feeling better.
Response: Thank you. I am pretty sure I told your that I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I had surgery on April 5 th.I start 16 weeks of chimo this coming Tuesday. I really would like to have the calm to do a really nice zentangle in this book. I will work on it this weekend. Will pm when I send. Lynne
Comment: I'm rating it a 3 because it was sent beyond the due date and wasn't mailed until three days after you mentioned you'd try to mail it (a full 8 days after the extended due date). I understand that life-stuff gets in the way and you can only do your best, but maybe in the future you could consider creating the object before joining? That way it's fair to everyone involved. Thanks for sending it though.
Comment: I'm sorry for having to rate this but you marked Sent on Sept 14, 2014, send by date was Sept 20. Postage paid sticker on envelope said Sept 29, 2014. No contact was made that it was not actually sent when you marked it sent until after I had contacted you about the difference in dates
Response: I did send you a pm explaining that I was sorry that I did think that I had messaged you. I did make a mistake on that. I also said that I am a person who likes to give my partner the fact that life happens .
Comment: This was a real disappointment, even more-so since it was a Group Swap. The main theme of this swap was to send a decorated egg. No decorated egg was received as I stated in my messages to you. And what you did send was received late. You said you have recently sent an egg so hopefully you will fulfill the swap requirements. The real kicker here is that in your note you even said you didn't follow the rules of the swap. I do not enjoy giving a 3 rating but swap rules are swap rules.
Response: Well Merry Meet Moondance! I really think it is time for you to change this rating to a five now. As of today May 21 you have received two complete Spring Egg swaps from me.
1mailed on time and not really against the swap rules. I sent you a decorated egg carton with grass that contained the following items. Several small decorated eggs, a ooak lamp work bead, a 4'' clay Goddess ,chocolate, a small metal moon pin. That was five things and i sent you several messages asking if you had received the package and the response I got was this three. I resent you a total new swap. A Dragon egg ,candy, Buttons , beads, and several small spring items. I have never heard back from you about the second swap and feel it has been long enough. I have been dropped from the group The caldron born and banned from several swaps because of this 3 that you don't seam to want to change. I really hope that you will be an upstanding swapper and make this rite. Lynne
Comment: I'm afraid I have to rate you a 3 :( You sent late but you contacted me about it, which is good and I was planning on giving you a 5. The thing is, while the Flora bracelet is well made and beautiful and it fits, the Fauna one is made with an elastic band and has many plastic beads although the swap description doesn't allow them, and it is also too tight for me to use as the long stripy beads don't bend. So, thank you very much for the Flora bracelet, it is lovely :)
Response: Wow really sorry I put a lot of time and money into this swap. I got carp from my partner and I still gave them a 5.
Comment: This is purely for lateness. The mandala was lovely thank you. You clicked you had sent it and messaged me that you hadn't sent it and would a few days later, but in fact it was almost two weeks later that it got sent out. If you'd been honest I would have understood.
Comment: Thank you for the bag. You did a nice job with the colors. This is a 3 solely for lateness. You mentioned that recent surgery has slowed you down but your profile has a history of late sends that goes back to 2012. Be careful!
Response: Hi you really should have it soon. Please let me know.
Comment: The swap was sent over two weeks late so I must rate a 3. Had you taken the time to let me know that you were going to be late, I would've been more understanding. I think it's a shame that you clicked sent on January 9th, but when I messaged you two weeks later you admitted that you hadn't sent but would get it in the mail now.
Comment: I'm sorry, but you marked it sent Oct 30 and when it arrived it was postmarked Nov 10. You did not message me to tell me that it was late and did not answer my first message.It is very pretty and well done.
Comment: Still waiting! You marked "sent" but when I contacted you - you said that you didn't send it and would send out immediately. Will change rating if it shows up. UPDATE: rec'd on 12/01.....changing rating from a 1 to a 3... sorry, but need to follow swap-bot guidelines for the swap.
Comment: I hate to rate so low, but it's been over a month since the send date and I still have not received this dotee. :( Will re-rate if I receive the swap. Update 11-30.... Ty for the dotee. She's very pretty.
Response: hi she is going out to the po in the am. Lynne
Comment: I'm really sorry to do this...:( I am a good swapper and expect to be treated the same. I will be more than happy to change this rating if we can resolve this. I am rating a 3 because this swap did not meet swap requirements (including the actual sent date). You apologized for what you sent in your note. Then later told me in a message that you did not read the swap requrements before sending and you would resend. Still waiting. So disappointed.