Comment: I never received anything on this, though she says she never received mine either when asked about it. It's now April 2012. My tracking shows the one I sent did go overseas but can't be tracked beyond that.
Comment: I never got my pineapple dotee either.You hosted the swap-how sad.
Response: I messaged you the following on November 8th after you left this rating and have still received no response - my message is still showing as being unread: **Hi Kathy, I'm sorry that you never received these swaps, as you might recall during the time you were waiting for them and the PMs we exchanged at the time, I did try to resolve this and re-sent another pineapple one with the strawberry one in April. I received the attached message from you on May 5th and assumed that since I hadn't heard from you since that you had received and just hadn't rated. I had no idea that you had not got them and am quite happy to remake and resend these for you if you would like. Es** I will obviously resend, but as you have gone on "hiatus" from Swapbot and have not been online since December 8th, I am not sure I will get re-rated when you receive
Response: I messaged you the following on November 8th after you left this rating and have still received no response - my message is still showing as being unread:
I'm sorry that you never received these swaps, as you might recall during the time you were waiting for them and the PMs we exchanged at the time, I did try to resolve this and re-sent another pineapple one with the strawberry one in April.
I received the attached message from you on May 5th and assumed that since I hadn't heard from you since that you had received and just hadn't rated. I had no idea that you had not got them and am quite happy to remake and resend these for you if you would like.
I will obviously resend, but as you have gone on "hiatus" from Swapbot and have not been online since December 8th, I am not sure I will get re-rated when you receive.
Comment: Send by date for this swap is 6/8/11. On 7/5/11 I pm'd AK to say the swap has not arrive. On 7/7/11 AK pm'd me and said she had a few swaps go missing, and if I gave her a week, she would resend. 7/28/11, no swap received, so contact the hostess and rated AK a 1. Both contacted me & I removed the 1 based on their response. 8/13/11 still no swap received, I rated AK a 1. AK Pm's saying she sent it on 8/10/11. I again removed the 1. Today is 9/9/11, three months after send date and I still have no swap. I rate AK a 1. A
Response: I'm really sorry about this and sincerely apologise for not re-sending and not getting back to you. I will get this resend done and posted as soon as I can. I have PM'd you. ***UPDATE 13/8 This swap was sent on Wednesday of this week, I just haven't messaged to say it has been sent yet as I was dealing with my messaging this weekend. I admit that this is a week and a half after the one was removed, but I am international and you would not have received yet if i had sent last week. I hope you will change this rating once the swap is received. You don't need an angel, and I'll be contacting you and the swap hostess to advise.. UPDATE 10/09/2011 - I don't know why this hasn't arrived with you - I'm really annoyed that it hasn't and although it's been 4 weeks and is international as I've said before, sometimes things can take a little longer I will re-do this swap, again, and send by recorded delivery. I will PM you the tracking number as soon as it's posted.
Comment: Hi Es! I got your re-send of the ribbon tangle. GORGEOUS! I loved the pic of the first one and love the second one, too! Thank you so much for going the second mile - you really didn't have to, but I'm so happy you did! :)
Response: I'm so glad that you like them. Thanks ever so much for the rating and the heart ---(@
Comment: I loved your zentangles. Yes it was a little late but... guess what? Mine is too, whoops! Actually, seeing your zentangles helped inspire me to FINALLY get in the zentangling mood... looking closely at some of the patterns you used, I had to try recreating them in my own zentangles. So thanks! I'm still trying to get caught up on my own swaps, so believe me I don't hold the late send against you.
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it :o) And thank you for your understanding about the lateness, and for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I love my tangle. It is awesome. I love the card. It always makes me smile. Funny thing is, I have same picture (it is small and faded) in the corner of my mirror for the past 13 years.
Response: I'm very glad you love the tangle - I had hoped you would :o) I really love that card - that's such a cool coincidence - 13 years and now you have a fresh copy!! Thanks for the rating and the heart xx
Comment: Thanks so much - love the beautiful little notebook you made! I haven't had a chance to read through the whole thing yet, but I wanted to rate you now so I wouldn't forget - thanks so much for participating in this swap!
Response: I am so glad that you received this okay and that you like it! I also hope you enjoy mhy thoughts about my experiments with the zentangles! Thank you so much for organising the swap, the rating, and my 100th heart!!!!! xx
Comment: This was one of the best emails I've gotten, ever. I loved your pictures - nicely done. Believe it or not, the last picture was my favorite. I loved your comments and I loved how you put the pictures with your thoughts in the body of the email. Thanks for your dedication to the lab. You did a wonderful job and I enjoyed looking at and reading about your results.
Response: I'm really happy that you liked it and that you enjoyed my findings! I'm glad you like the way I set it out too! The last picture was my second favourite (because I really like the woman) but for a usable background - definitely that one I think! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart :o)
Comment: thank you so much for making me a needle book! i love it! and i love the royal wedding book you sent me too! i'm so excited to own this little bit of history! :)
Response: I'm so glad you like the book - I know you have an interest in the Royal Family so thought you might appreciate it! And I'm really glad you love the needlebook - it's probably different to what you were expecting from this swap, so I'm glad you love it! Thanks so much for swapping, and thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: The nothing arrived. The resend was forgotten. The second resend was to be posted May 7 and it has not arrived after three weeks. I will consider re-rating if something arrives.NOTE: I received a beautifully done ATC June 13. It was posted June 2. The work is beautiful and I am a softie, so I am rating a 5 with the assumption that the first one, sent in February was lost in the mail.
Response: UPDATE (17/6/2011): I am glad that this matter is resolved but more happy that you received and that you liked what I sent. Thank you for the compliment about my work, and Thank you for the 5 rating :o)
Just to clarify for members reading, as your comment makes it look as if I have resent twice - which I haven't - the original ATC was not received. I made another ATC, but forgot to post it, and it was that re-send I posted on May 7th. I would have appreciated you giving it a little more time to arrive, and advising me you were going to rate a 1, but I can understand your frustration that you have waited long enough. I will remake another one and post that at the post office with tracking. I will PM you once it is sent, which will probably be Tues 31st or Weds 1st as it is a bank holiday this weekend. I am very sorry that this has happened.**Update 3rd June""" Sent today as I couldn't get to the PO yesterday. Here is the tracking number: LY428610612GB - it's sent as and Airsure Package so you can track inside the U.S. **UPDATE** 14/06/2011- I visited the Royal Mail tracking site today to see if yu have received. It says "A delivery was attempted for your item with reference LY428610612GB in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA before 08:39 on 13/06/11.
A card may have been left, depending on the country's postal service. If undelivered, it will be returned to the UK
" I also noted that your profile states "I do not check my po box daily, sometimes not even weekly." If this is the case and my swap has been delivered but you don't check your PO Box, how are you to receive my swap?
Comment: Thank you so much for the very extensive, informative pictures & explanations. Great job. You really spent a lot of time on this swap. I'm glad I got to see your work. Hope to swap with you again.
Response: I'm glad you found it useful :o) I enjoyed doing the experiments by the time I got to the end! Hope to swap with you again too! Thanks for the rating and the heart :o)
Comment: Thanks so much. The coin purse is lovely - you did a great job! And the pin cushion is adorable and will definately get used.♥
Response: I'm glad you like it - I was a bit worried as it's my first, but I loved the experience and am sure I'll be addicted to making snap purses before too long :o) I'm really glad you like it - and the pin cushion (I love making those) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: thank you so much for the beautiful biscornu pin cushion! it's so pretty! i'll have to find some very pretty pins to put in it! i really do love that you sent me something so functional! :) thanks!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I really love making biscornus - and they're really useful to boot :o) Thanks so much for swapping, and for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the amazing Zentangles! I love that the patterns on the first one spell my name, that's so clever! As soon as I finish my rating, I have to go figure out which ones they are :D
Response: You are most welcome! I'm really glad you like them! If you want to know what they are, I can tell you if you can't figure it out. (one of them is my own design so you won't find that one!) Thanks so much for the rating and the heart, and for hosting the swap!
Comment: Hey, my Ryan was also an arranged hook-up that we fought for as long as we could! How funny is that :) Married to Ramsey?! OMG - I would die - what a f@c*%# nightmare. Your literature party sounds amazing :) I hope to one day have a pic of my future kiddos looking as happy as yours :)
Response: Haha! How weird is that! I'm sure one day you will have that picture - and yeah, the Ramsay thing - not something I'd like to revisit - urgh! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart :o)
Comment: I love the package! Love the fabric and buttons are actually really cool. Ribbon pack is adorable and sealing wax! And the fact that you zentangled the notecard and painted parts in turquoise is enough to give you million hearts. Thank you for a wonderful package!
Response: I'm so glad you like it - I had so much fun putting it together for you! When I saw sealing wax on your profile I thought ah-ha, so I'm glad I got that right too and I'm happy you liked the zentangle (I'm really getting into doing them) :o) Thanks so much for a great rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for my package which arrived today. And for the extra blanks! Your letter was most interesting as this swap was my first at zentangling and I had no idea the doodling had specific names. Very cool!
Response: I'm very glad it got to you ok and that you like it - enjoy your zentangling experience - I find it very enjoyable. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: She is lovely! And you deserve a well-made dotee, that's for sure. I'm so glad you went into all that detail about how your beauties are made. Those plump lips are totally worth the effort. Thanks for sharing. :o)
Response: I'm so glad you think she's lovely - I had to go through the process with you, because to me it's all about the joy of making them. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I love my apple dotee she is so cute!!! I love the beaded tail and hanger!!! Thank you so much for the extras, I can use the glass beads for other dotees or for one of my own!!! I love glass beads:) You are sweet!!! hugs!!!
Response: Cute is good - I was aiming for cute. I was worried she didn't really look like an apple and it was my first time working with felt too so I'm so glad you love her! Thanks for the great rating and the heart :o)
Comment: I love my heart dotee!!! She is beautiful, I love the crushed velvet fabric:) I love the beaded tail and hanger also nice work!!
Thank you for the extras, I love the glass beads:) hugs!!!
Response: I'm so glad you received her ok, and that you love her :o) That velvet fabric is a pain to work with but I had the fabric in my head when the swap was suggested - and it's worth the result! I'm so happy you're happy :o) Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Oh WOW!!! The cards are so beautiful, I couldn't possibly give them away. I've never seen anything like these, thank you so very much for sending them to me! And I love the extra pressie you sent - very cool (still smiling about that one!). Again, the cards are magnificent!
Response: I am so glad that they arrived safely and that you like them - I really enjoyed making them :o) Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you Esme for the cute little Christmas ATC. I also love the Christmas card you sent it in. It is always a pleasure to see what other countries have for cards. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Response: I'm very glad that you received it ok and that you liked it! Thanks for the rating :o)
Comment: Esme! I was so happy when I saw you were a receive from partner in this swap! I was (and still am) tempted to send you "my thankfuls." I so love your book. It's absolutely darling! Great to learn a little more about you too! Thanks for making my day!
Response: I was over the moon when I got you as my to send to partner too! I would love to see your thankfuls, should you decide to send them, and I'm very glad you liked my book :o) Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. Hopefully we'll swap / write again soon!
Comment: OMG! Your package was amazing! Some of the items you sent me I've been wanting for a loooong time and others are staples that I must have on hand all the time! This was perfect!! Thank you sooooo much hon! *hugs*
Response: I'm so glad you got it and that the stuff I chose for you was ok and that you can use it. You are most welcome :o) Thanks for the rating and the heart! *hugs*
Comment: ok, thank you so much for teasing me with only 6" charms (exactly as required by the swap) of these beautiful black fabrics....I'm selfish and want lots more! Wow, thank you Esme, I don't have any like these and I love them all!
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I'm enjoying these charm swaps so much! If there's a specific one you like, and want more of, let me know which and I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the rating and the heart :o)
Comment: What a wonderfully encouraging swap! Wow, thank you so much for putting so much effort into this :o) Thank you for introducing me to such wonderful music! I really love the copy of Mark's Gospel and how you wrote my name inside!! How sweet! I am sipping the great hot chocolate and using my bookmarks which I needed. Thank you for the touching ATC, I really loved this swap!
Response: I am so glad that you recieved this ok and that you found it encouraging. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart, and if you ever want to write or talk or anything, please get in touch! I'd love to hear from you.
Comment: Love these cards! My favorite is the cotton kitty! What a clever idea (and for that I give you a heart, I love being inspired). It came at the end of a stressful day too (and the elephant post card was a big pick-me-up). I can't thank you enough for some lovely black cats to add to my ATC book.
Response: I am so glad that you liked them, and that I cheered you up :o) I'm so happy that you liked the cotton one as it's only the second I've done using that technique! Thank you so much for the prompt rating and the heart!
Comment: Oh wow! Your journal is more than I ever expected, thank you so much for sharing your day! And thanks for those extras, you were really kind! :) I would love to give you much more hearts! :)
Response: Oh I'm so glad that you received it ok, and that you liked it!!!! I really enjoyed putting it together for you, so it makes my day to know you enjoyed it :o) Thanks for the rating, and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the I want more penpals letter and the extra goodies. I really do like the comics that were on the envelope and inside the letter. We don't have cartoons like that here. We do have a lot in common and I hope we can continue to write back and forth.
Response: Thanks so much! I'm so glad you like it :o) I didn't realise that you didn't get cartoons like that! I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: hahah I don't think that's strange at all!! I know many people who do that as well ;)) Thanks for the card, I absolutely love it!!! We have a cherry blossom tree in our front yard.. if only it looked like that... haha you'll be hearing from me soon :)))
Response: I'm glad you got the letter and don't think I'm a total weirdo!!!! I look forward to hearing from you! I'd love a cherry blossom tree in my garden. Thanks for the rating and the heart :o)
Comment: I received your card today Esme. You're right that market looks so pretty! It must be amazing to see it abundant with lights at night. The Uk is definitely part of my agenda if and when I go backpacking! Oh and welcome to swapbot! Im fairly new here myself! quite addictive!
have a lovely day!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I hope one day you'll see it, or something similar over here in person! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart :o)