"That lace has a fascinating pattern, very indigenous looking."
Yes! That's why I picked that particular pattern. I tried to match it up with actual Cherokee symbols but struck out. Beautiful lacework though, and done with a needle(!) not a bobbin, shuttle, or crochet hook. I wasn't aware lace had ever been made with needles before working on your card. Amazing the things I learn and the unusual things that lead to my discoveries.
Anyway, I hope you have a day even more fabulous than you are (and I'm sure that will take some doing as I think you're beyond wonderful).