I'm sorry if your flowers didn't arrive, but if you look at the everchanging lists, people are signing up and dropping out like crazy!
I don't think there is ever a deadline to be received, ie: by the 1st or the 15th or the end of the month. We all try to be as responsible as we can.
I've been in the swap since the beginning and I have sent mine a little bit late or sent them really early! I've had a few late, but they do come along eventually, usually with an apology!
There have been lots of disasters around the globe.... from riots to hurricaines, earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, floods, postal strikes, etc. Maybe your partner or their family member was injured in those disasters. Maybe sending your hexie is not their first priority if they have lost everything they owned...
I'd like to say, don't worry, they will come!
Jane has had to drop out of the swap to keep track of us, and it was her idea to start the swap so she could enlarge her hexie garden! If you look at the posting below this one, now Jane will have to email everyone to find out where you are in sending your hexies if you are late. For everyone who drops out, she now has to send 2 hexies in their place!
Maybe we all need to make a pledge to be as responsible and kind as possible. Maybe let your partner know you are late in sending, and how long the delay will be! I think an email to whom is sending you is a good idea, just to let them know they are hung up somewhere and you have not received them, but they are hopefully in the mail?!?!
For me, I know I'm ahead of schedule, my August hexies are just going out, my July, September and November have already been sent!
Take care, Leslie