I'm not going to tell you it wasn't awkward. I'm still not totally fluent in not stepping on the foot pedal while using my knee to lift the presser foot (teeny tiny little stitches impossible to rip out ensue). But I basically did okay.
I managed to piece a pile of peels to turn inside out while watching American Pharoah win the Triple Crown. (And I managed to win an ever so small sum of money on my Exacta :) ).
I'm off to do a little merchandising....dragging the hubs along to help today (this will probably be regrettable). Hopefully we aren't out too long so I can get back to practicing knee lifts on the remaining peels.