Since Viki and Trey do Opera reviews, I have decided that I would do periodic reviews of various stitching items and books. Here is my first review:
DMC corp (makers of fine embrodiery fibres since the beginning of time) released a needleworker's version of the popular board game, Monopoly, last week. Since I had a 50% off coupon for JoAnn Fabrics, I felt compelled to purchase one. This past weekend, my three lovely daughters indulged my request to try out the game.
It is just like regular Monopoly, where you move around the board buying property. The properties are all named after various stitches and the cards even have stitch diagrams and instructions on how to execute the particular stitch. The pieces that you use to move around are all stitching items, like a scissors, a skein of floss, a ball of perle cotton, a bobbin, the DMC logo, and one more that I forgot. Instead of houses and hotels, it has needlework studios and needlework shops. Instead of Community Chest and Chance cards, it has Needlework Stash and Go Shopping! Go is "start stitching" and instead of jail there is "pull out thread".
We had a lovely time playing the game, but.....DMC should know that stitcher would rather stitch than play board games!
It was a very cute game, and Viki was declared the winner.