Every so often I would get a very strong yearning for a John Watts quilting frame and probably a new machine to use on it.
And would check out eBay or be very envious if one of the Scquilters had one for sale (cos they were upgrading to a long arm. Or worse - they hadn't used it...sigh). But there wasn't ever any money anway.
A couple of weeks ago I found one on eBay with a Juki machine, almost unused, and for half the cost of a new setup. There was just an hour left on the bidding - AND NO BIDS!!! I talked to My Best Sister Noela after and she said she would loan me the money if I wanted to make an offer. I did, but didn't hear anything. And then the seller re-listed it.
So I sat chewing my nails for a week and then in the last three minutes bid for it. Again, the only bid!
And now Noela and I own this (it is only about 2,000 kms away at the moment!):