Well, it never made its way back. I have used it well making many quilts in these past five years.
It is not fancy. It does not have a timer to shut off, a sprayer on the front, or anything else fancy like that, but it has worked great. Just right for pressing quilt pieces.
This past winter my husband and I were watching "Quilty" on PBS. Mary Fons was using an iron that would lift up on its own. Right away my husband said that I should get an iron like that.
I am one of those people who doesn't replace something that isn't broken. My "borrowed" iron worked just fine, thank you. Still we looked a little for irons, but I was just not going to get an iron while I still had a working one.
Well, about three weeks ago my "borrowed" iron began to leak. It was leaking brownish water on my fabric. Let me tell you it was a sad day.
I went on-line and found the iron and in just a little while it arrived on my porch.
So far I have been enjoying it. It doesn't leak on my fabric, so that is a plus.
Check out Quilty's homepage. I find it helpful and fun.