I did it!

I sewed.  Yep, I sewed my swatch for my steeking class.  I stressed over it, but took my mothers advice of using tissue paper over the stitches.  After an initial tension issue, I managed to sew it just fine with very pleasingly straight lines.  So it leaves me a bit of tissue paper on the edges, doesn’t matter, it is a swatch.  It served its purpose and I won’t be as scared again.

Which means I am all ready for stitches midwest now!