Feb 01, 2013 Foiled by Chinese New Year? I’ve never been one to begrudge anyone a celebration. After all, I’m known among close family and friends as “The Production Queen,” ever looking for ANY excuse to throw a party. However, when the party is happening thousands of miles away and I’m not invited... that’s a problem! There are nine days until Chinese New Year, and so far, the production of Swoon is on schedule. We’ve received our sample applicator tips, seen pictures of the tip attached to the applicator neck and things are going along smoothly. The last piece of production is the testing of molds for the applicator handle and cover. Our last status email from the manufacturer noted that if the mold test was successful, our samples would be shipped in 7 days. Great news!! I received that note 9 days ago and haven’t heard anything from the manufacturer since and his email server now notes that his inbox is “over quota.” Not so great news!! Will our Swoon production schedule be foiled by Chinese New Year? Or, will we celebrate long distance when our samples arrive on-time and as designed? This year is the year of the Snake according to the Chinese calendar. People born in this year are said to have good luck. Let’s hope this luck applies to products born this year as well!