Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Goodbyes

I am sorry to say that Shruti, Anorina and Carolyn are leaving the swap. Shruti and Anorina will finish and post their November hexies and Carolyn will complete the hexies until December 2011. Thank you for participating and know that you are welcome back at any time.

I am sad to say that people are still not receiving their hexies. I don't know whether it is a problem with the post or their partners are just behind in their commitments. I try to e-mail partners to find out where the missing hexies are. Some we find the answer, some we don't. Even placing a post is sometimes missed.

Does anyone have any suggestions how we should manage MIA hexies? Should we have a special page on this blog with a list that people can add to and leave information on the status of the hexies.

15 comments:

  1. I am not sure how it should be managed but I am frustrated about not receiving hexies to the point that I am thinking of resigning as well. It wouldn't be so bad if people told you that they are not able to make or mail the hexies on time, but it seems there is just no communication. Very few of my partners have let me know whether they have received the hexies I've sent either. I know I'm just complaining here with no solutions.... I hope others have some suggestions.

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  2. I am new to the swap but I know that I sent hexi's to one of my partners twice First set was sent on time & second set sent as soon as she posted she had not received them- I hope she received atleast one set by now- I have participated in many exchanges & have never had anything not show up - Maybe it's because it's the Holidays - Lots of mail? It's certainly distressing -My question is how many times do you send a replacement?

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  3. I have been lucky receiving all mine but have been disappointed to not hear from all of the people I have posted to. Yes I think a page on here to record when sent would be a good idea Jane as it is hard to trawl through the blog trying to find all back posts in search for communication!
    Heather - The Patchwork Heart

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  4. I am also disappointed to not hear from peaple I have posted to!!
    Anna

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  5. Hi Jane!
    Maybe a gadget on the side column where we could just check off when we sent them. When you check on it, the date will be embedded and then show up when someone went to check.
    Personally, I think it is more about being patient and waiting for the flowers to arrive! I live in a remote area and it takes longer for mail to get here.
    Personally, I do NOT expect my senders to pay top dollar for postage. In Canada, the more you pay, the faster it gets there!
    Take care, Leslie

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  6. I agree that a page/file where you can check that you have sent your hexies (the date that you mailed them) and also in the same page/file a place where you can enter the info that you received them. I have sent all my hexies since I joined this summer but get very little response on the blog saying that they have been received. of course, those ladies who do not acknowledge that they have received theirs may still not acknowledge it through a page but one can always hope.

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  7. I have had the same trouble with the swap I run. Unfortunately, posting peoples names would probably not help as those that aren't making the hexies or saying they received them are also not reading the blog.

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  8. Hi, yeah I'm pretty new to this too and have send for two month and have yet to receive anything at all yet. I have not heard from my recipient either so it's not been a great experience from me so far.

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  9. I am so sorry that the conduct of some folks has caused a poor experience with this swap for others as it is sooooo much fun to make and receive flowers. And Jane puts such a huge effort into keeping this swap going and in preparing EVERY MONTH a new list for us!! I have an idea for Jane that I am going to run past her privately and see if she thinks it will work. You may hear more on this subject in the days to come!! Kris

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  10. I agree Jane does a lot of hard work to organise this lovely swap there has to be better way to keep it going for those who are commited
    Heather

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  11. Just curious - are the same people repeat offenders all the time? I know there were a couple of months when I didn't receive hexies, but I figure that's a risk I take. That being said, I sure wouldn't be happy if it happened time and time again. Would it be too much work to send an email to all participants to see if they wished to continue, and if they don't respond, then take them off the list? I'm not trying to cause more work for Jane, but it has to be very annoying to be always getting the complaints, too. Thanks Jane!!

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  12. It is a shame that some people aren't getting their hexies and that communication is failing. I try to blog when I have got my flowers and/or send a private e-mail if I'm not able to blog quickly enough. I usually ask for my recipient to let me know when they receive their hexies and since doing that everyone has let me know. Jane does an amazing job and long may this swap continue.

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  13. I have blogged both when I have sent hexies (although not always with the pictures to leave it as a surprise) and also when received. I haven't always heard whether the hexies I have sent have been received, but perhaps I have missed the blog post, although I do have it come up everytime a new post has been written.

    Not sure what the answer is. Communication is the key. Is it the same few people who hexies don't turn up from?

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  14. I have had a difficult start with the swap and have not received September which I don't think I'll get now. Like every swap, it is as good as the swappers and I know Jane is putting much time and effort into it so it is a shame that some are not playing the game correctly. I so far had acknowledgment for only one set of hexies sent (out of 3) but have acknowledged my partners on the blog and by email. Maybe if the missing hexies are from the same offenders, they should be sign off the swap after say 3 months of missing the commitment until they catch up/re-apply (unless they have warned they'd be late and communicated with everyone involved). I believe you can have the benefit of the doubt for one missing set or it can be the post, but I think it'd be hard to believe it happened 3 times in a row. Maybe with the end of year around the corner and the extra amount of post flying around the world we could wait for January to assess the situation and take measures if need be. Thanks Jane for your efforts, time and commitment.

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  15. I love this swap. I have had good luck so far. I touch base with my partner at the beginning of the month. The patners I have had have done the same thing. I hope that what every we try works out. My only advise is to be honest with your partner and the leader of this group. I would love to make more hexies to help out those that don't receive their flowers. Maybe adding a list of those that did not receive theirs to the blog and those that want to send extras can take a name by posting in the comments who they are making for and send them the flowers. I hope that makes sence.

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