Monday, October 24, 2011

I Am Trying My Best

Here is the deal with the swaps.

Swap one
I still have not heard a thing from someone who said that she wanted to do my swap.
I assigned her a color, and have not heard a thing from her.
She is now black balled, and will not be allowed to do another one of my swaps.
My sister is taking her spot.
Also someone else got me address wrong,
and that package is now on it's way back to my house.

Swap two
Over the weekend I got all remaining packages,
they will be on their way soon.

Patty's swap
Still waiting on a few packages to arrive.
The person who forgot my address, joined this swap,
just in case her first one was lost in the mail.
I am now guessing that the second one is now addressed wrong
and on it's way back to her house,
so that it can once again make it's way back to my house.

Christmas swap
I am now starting to get packages,
they are fabulous
You are going to be so jealous that you didn't do it.
Kim I love love love the Christmas robin birds,
I mean seriously how perfect are those.
Linda my Grandmother who I loved, and taught me how to sew,
Always had scotty dogs for Christmas.
Thank you so much for those.

I am trying my best, I really am,
I am only one person,
I guess I am not bossy enough,
or scary enough,
to get people to do what they said they were going to do.

Next time I will pester, like crazy.
I will send out emails weekly reminding everyone what they signed up for
and not to be late.

I guess when you plan something
and then give up all control to someone else this is what happens.
Lost packages and things late.

There are still four spots in the Christmas swap,
The deadline is Nov. 1.
It means that you will have to have them in the mail this week.
If you are in this swap please but them in the mail this week.
I am sure you don't want to be reading an email like this in the middle of November,
with me telling everyone about this one lady who said that she wanted to do this Christmas swap,
and then didn't send me her packages.

I hope I have cleared things up,
and that you will want to swap with me again.


  1. it's okay!!! i don't know if other swappers are getting upset are something, but this swapper is NOT. i've never hosted a swap before and i can only imagine it's stressful, and more involved than it seems.

    hang in there! it's going to be alright!

  2. Hi Robin!
    Hang in there
    I Love doing the swaps with you :)
    Just sorry that is sooo much work for you

    Let me know if you got my package

  3. Don't worry about it - you're putting in so much work getting it coordinated - if it takes long enough, I'll forget and it'll be a huge surprise in my mailbox! ;) Just teasing!

    Thank you so much for the update <3

  4. That's so funny because I just remembered about it today and have still to work out what I'm going to do with the fabric when i get it!! You're doing a great job, and with four kids you must have lots on your plate already!!! I would definitely do another one, if you'd have me!! ;) I'm sure it will all work out soon xx

  5. Please don't be mad at Robyn.... I am the one who screwed up and mailed my packages to the wrong place... so I had to wait for them to come back :( ... I would love to blame it on baby brain but I think that after a year that excuse doesn't work. I'm sorry to everyone who was waiting on the swap, please don't hold it against Robyn!!

  6. I cannot wait, no but really I can, hehe! Sending out my chrisetmas suff today (or tomarrow)! You are one person and if the rest of us cannot be greatful that you are the one taking on this responsibility then shame on us!!

  7. i'm so excited about the christmas swap! i tried to get fabrics that i thought might not be available other places. i have all of my fabrics cut, sorted, and WITH ME NOW to send after work today!!! they might not make it by Nov 1, but it should be pretty close :D

  8. Oh Robin, my dear friend. After doing a swap with 50+ participants I feel your pain. Not sure I'm ever going to do that again. People do not follow directions. Plain and simple. Hang in there. It is very satisfying when it is over. But you know that. It is just so frustrating at this stage.

  9. you are a fabulous swap mama! i love doing your swaps - and no worries on my end - just hoping my packages made it there and that you liked them :)

  10. I can also speak from experience- Swaps are hard! Those who are complaining probably have never hosted one, so don't be too hard on yourself. We will all get our fabrics eventually, and be so grateful we joined the swap! Hang in there!

  11. I got my fall colors swap last week, and the fabrics are wonderful! thanks again for hosting xxoo

  12. Was wondering if you could post an update please?