Swappers, thanks so much for your kind words and in a couple of cases, gifts, to your hostesses. We started out with a goal of producing a swap that would be as much like a "real" tea party as possible, and it seems in many cases, we've succeeded. It really does warm our hearts to share your fantastic packages with you!
PLEASE, PLEASE let your pal and group hostess know if your package is going to be late. Also, I hate to sound like your Aunt Bertha (name changed because I do love mine dearly), but even if your pal missed the mark, please find thank her for her efforts and be kind. Sometimes, it's not thoughtlessness, but just a miscommunication, so be gentle and remember the golden rule. As much as I wish each of us could be thoroughly and perfectly spoiled, sometimes, it doesn't happen, despite good intentions by your spoiler.
So, enjoy your personal tea parties and hopefully, a new friend or two. Feel free to keep using the Google Group, as that will be the first place we make any announcements about the next swap, which will be in 2008.
PS - And just to abuse my powers a bit, I want to thank Nannette (link to the left) for spoiling me rotten. Her timing was perfect, and I'll have details on my blog later. She was a great pal, all the way through, with lots of emails and so much more!