Tag: laundry

  • A Stitch of Comedy

    A Stitch of Comedy

    It was a comfortable three weeks beyond my annual ironing day when I discovered that one of my five shirts was missing a button. Steamed, I grudgingly set about to undertake the dreaded process of repair – finding time and a spare button, scissors, needle and thread.

    After what seemed like an eternity, I secured a new button snugly into place and donned my shirt. Despite efforts to closely follow directions, it quickly became apparent that things had gotten all fouled up…

    How could I have sewn the button on the left side of my shirt?!

    Rather than start over, undoing everything I’d already accomplished, I chose instead to simply cut another buttonhole into the other side of my shirt – after all (I thought), once it’s buttoned, who’ll know the difference?

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem In Response

    Poem In Response

    After reading “Man, am I dreaming?” – a comedic poem about household chores, by poetess Michele Lee Sefton – I wrote this response:

    Provocative and productive
    With a sense of humor intact

    Doing dishes and the laundry
    For sharing we time – that’s a pact.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Water Spout For Ironing

    Water Spout For Ironing

    Enjoy this macro photography featuring a vintage glass bottle with water spout, used for steam when ironing clothes. This still life is available on a variety of print types in my gallery at Pixels – perfect for a wall in your home!

    Check it out…