I wondered through a flea market about a month ago and saw a standing embroidery hoop for $10.00 I didn't buy it, went home and looked it up. They go for around $85! I have been regretting that "non-buy" ever since. I went back there yesterday and it was still there! I bought it!
Buyers regret for me always is about NOT buying something!
Here is what it looks like. Mine has a simple metal bar to tilt the while hoop in place if it works better for the project.
I'll be needing this for hand quilting my LHotP quilt and all my embroidery. Bigger projects are hard to hold up or prop up with one hand while I sew with my other. Makes me think about those Edwardian Ladies who always had a project set up in the sitting room to embroider their days away.