I don't know how long it has been since Tim's Grandma Howard died. It has been quite a while. One time, on a visit back here, Tim's Mom gave us Viva's purse. I've always meant to alter it.
I finally did. It only took over five years. It was in very poor condition, it is just a cheap vinyl wallet from China.
I used caulk to transfer the photo of Red and Viva to the front of the purse. Then I covered it with scraps of wool from my stash and embellished it with ribbons and buttons from my stash.
Someday, I hope to put Grandma's compact back in her purse.
But it will have to wait. I am going to send the purse out round robin style to all of Tim's aunts and his Dad and see if they would write a little letter about Grandma to put in it or tuck in a copy of a photo.