Tales Of A Fourth Generation Textile Executive: Our Industry Is Under Siege…By Hasbro Toys

What’s up folks?  Happy Monday and Happy President’s Day!  As if things in the quilting and sewing industry have not been challenging enough lately, we now have a new enemy knocking down our door and picking on our favorite American past time…sewing.  It’s like we are under siege from all directions…all the time.  Next thing you know it, our dear president will start picking on us too.  In any case, the newest twist, in case you haven’t heard, the people of Hasbro are moving towards getting rid of the thimble. Ahhh!!  This is a real kick in the thimble if you know what I mean.

As if it wasn’t bad enough already that the people of Hasbro got rid of the iron in 2013 in exchange for no other than a……..cat?!?!  Someone really has it out for our industry and we need to defend ourselves before we are no longer represented.  I mean, what about the freaking wheelbarrow? Does anyone even use wheelbarrows anymore?  I haven’t seen one lately in New York City. Or what about that weird looking shoe?  This looks like a shoe from 1935 when Monopoly was invented.  It sure doesn’t look like any shoe that I have ever seen or worn…thank god.  I vote for the shoe and the wheelbarrow to go. I also vote for the iron to come back and I think a quilt should be added.  How about them apples? (Good Will Hunting reference.)

As you probably know, I am all for change, but I am not for this change. As far as I am concerned, if it isn’t broken it doesn’t need to be fixed and this isn’t a broken…it is a classic. What could possibly replace our dear thimble?  A poop emoji?  An iphone?  An electric car?  These things will come and go, but the thimble….never.

Unfortunately, I think it is too late to save our beloved thimble, but at the least, we should let the people of Hasbro know that we are up in arms about this.  I am sure that you can figure out how to protest this on your own.  If in doubt, google it.  Good luck!  Let me know what you do.

Until Next Week,

This is Sad Scott

 

3 thoughts on “Tales Of A Fourth Generation Textile Executive: Our Industry Is Under Siege…By Hasbro Toys”

  1. Happy Holiday Monday! I was very sad to hear of the thimble’s demise as well, and I wonder what will replace it. I have a monopoly game and will continue to choose either the iron or thimble whenever I play – just because I can. My sister in law always hosts a game night in the Spring and I think I’ll bring my own monopoly piece to play (my passive-aggressiveness is coming through here). Perhaps we should not just send letters and e-mails in protest, but also bombard them with ideas for new pieces – quilt, sewing machine, scissors, rotary cutter, etc. I’ll get busy with that.

    I hope the trade show in Vegas went well and I look forward to your report. I’m excited for the American Honor challenge to begin but I really do need to get busy and finish my project! I guess I work best under pressure and with looming deadlines.

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