After a diversion into the layered SCMR it was time to return to the critters!!!
According to Gary this one was devised for a group in Brasstown (which is in North Carolina). The town is famous for it's 'possum drop' on New Year's Eve. You can read all about it here.
Gary devised this as he'd been there and - well, this is what he said.
"Because of the notoriety the only General Store in town sells all kinds of possum things. They have stuffed possums, canned possum, road kill menus, ceramic possums. Randy brought back a T-shirt that had a picture of a possum in it that said 'The Other, Other, White Meat'. When I was in the store one time I made a comment that they didn't have a tatted possum - - sooooo. I made a few samples when I taught the class and gave one to the education director and took one over to the store. They now have a tatted possum and loved it."
I too have a tatted possum (we don't have possums here in the UK) which I love, love, love. I did see one once in the USA when Sally and I were staying with CrazyMomTats. He was dead in the road and I think her neighbours were a tad surprised to see an old git taking photos of it!!!