Wow! I have a fast partner and a fast mailman! My package made it from Italy to Indiana in just about a week... and here are the goodies:
First, a crocheted bikini and wrap coverup-skirt. The wrap is a full half-circle, but I couldn't fit it all in the picture. Modeled by my porch, because if I modeled it there'd be a bit more of me on the internet than I'd like. But lots of fun. I knit, but don't crochet, so I love just looking at the stitches!
And the rest--a tote bag with a cute deer, a crocheted hat that will get much use as the fall temperatures drop (and it stretches to fit over all my curly hair!), two necklaces (the blue one has a shell bead in the middle, and one with a black cord has the most adorable whale bead), and a pair of earrings. And she threw in a few bits of indi-made soaps that smell wonderful. After spending a warm day in my mailbox all the items smell like the soaps, very yummy.
I was super surprized to get this package so soon, and I love all the goodies in it. Thank you, lucertola! Your package should be complete by the end of this week. I hope the mail moves as quickly eastward as it did westward!