Thursday, 31 October 2013

Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop 2013

2013 Hallowe'en Blog Hop

Welcome to the spooky hallowe’en mystery phrase blog hop!

All you need to do is visit each of the following blogs in order, jot down the letter displayed with their Hallowe'en stitched picture then return here and leave a comment telling me the Mystery Phrase.

It'd be nice if you left a comment on their blog too, especially if it's new to you.

I've enabled "moderate comments before publishing" for the next week so no-one can copy anyone else!

There will be a small prize for one person picked at random from the guessers.  People who posted a picture  will get one chance for that and another chance if they make a guess too.

So without further ado,
start the blog hop – enter if you dare…

and then back to me for this letter:


This is Fang, a Hallowe'en special from Dragon Dreams

Don't forget, some of us are on different time zones so if you visit a blog and can't find a letter or picture yet, pop back later in the day.  The competition is open for one week closing 00.01 hours 7th November GMT.

happy hunting!

all from Hyraea

Finally, Theme-a-licious Looking Backward and Forward X will follow on All Saints' Day tomorrow.


  1. Great stitching!
    So cute!
    And thank you for hosting and let me be a part of the Halloween Blog Hop.
    Happy Halloween!

  2. Once again a fun time...thank you for hosting .

  3. Thanks so much for arranging the Halloween Blog Hop! Great fun, and such a nice way to visit and add blogs to my ever-growing list. Happy Halloween, Jo!

  4. I had so much fun, thank you Jo!!
    you know I love mysteries so I wrote down all letters and even if a couple haven't been posted yet, I'm pretty sure it's EYE OF NEWT AND TOE OF FROG :D

    love the little dragon!
    spooktacular xxx,

  5. Off to do some hopping ....

  6. A few blogs I haven't visited before.... great fun

    "Eye of newt and toe of frog" is what I came up with.

    Thanks Jo, enjoy your Halloween partying with the boys.

  7. Love your Dragon.
    Thank you so much for organising the Blog-Hop its been so much fun.

    Happy Halloween :) xx

  8. Such fun! The mystery phrase is "Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog"

  9. EYE OF NEWT AND TOE OF FROG :) This was fun and some new blogs to follow :) xxx Happy Haunting :)

  10. I don't celebrate Halloween, but any excuse to look at lots of lovely blogs is a bonus - so thanks for organising this! I managed to sort out "Eye of Newt and toe of Frog" from following your trail. Happy Halloween if you celebrate it yourself!

  11. What a fun hop - and a great way to celebrate Halloween. The mystery phrase: Eye of newt and toe of frog.

    I just loved looking at all the stitching, especially as cross-stitch is a passion of mine, although my last completed project took a lot of years (it was huge), and quilts go much faster. Thanks for hosting this fun hop!

  12. Happy Halloween Jo and all the participants in this blog hop...great to visit some blogs that were new to me

    Eye of newt and toe of frog....

  13. Thank you Jo for hosting this event. It was a lot fun, I've collected all letters except one. It got hidden on 'My Frozen Sunshine' and I couldn't find it...

    Happy Halloween!!!

  14. Thanks again for giving us grownups some fun on Halloween!

  15. Jo,
    Thank you for hosting this great event and letting me take part.

    So many letters and now I will try and figure out the mystery phrase.

    I love your cute!

    Happy Halloween!

  16. Tee Hee! That was fun, thanks for hosting the blog hop Jo!

    The phrase is:

    Eye of Newt
    And toe of frog

    Yum yum yum! XD

  17. Okay Miss Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, I feel like making some soup tonight!

    Thanks again, always fun and can't wait until Advent Hopping.

  18. Thanks for doing this again Jo.
    Eye of newt and toe of frog,
    I do love a spot of Shakespeare

  19. Hello again Jo,
    the phrase is

    Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog!

    Thanks again for just a fun time. I will have to join another one!


  20. The spooky Hallowe'en phrase is:

    "Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog"

    I hope I can enter, even though I don't blog
    It was fun to go looking, the blogs were all fun
    I found all the letters, and now I am done.

    Thanks for the Hallowe'en fun!

  21. Oh how fun Jo. The answer is:
    eye of newt and toe of frog


  22. What a wonderfully fun idea!!! I just added the contest info to my Hallowe'en post, and I can't wait to starting hopping along the Mystery trail ;) Many wishes for Happy Hauntings! Your Drac-in-a-Box is just amazing and little Fang is super cute :)

  23. Lovely stitching!

    Thanks so much for hosting this Jo, it's been so much fun :D

    I think the mystery phrase is 'eye of newt and toe of frog'

  24. I'm off to hop, and will be following your is fabulous!

  25. Thanks for hosting another great blog hop! It was a lot of fun taking part, and I found some new blogs to me along the way too!

    They mystery phrase is...

    Eye of newt and toe of frog

    Thanks again :)

  26. Hi Jo. We'll the phrase of course is "Eye of newt and toe of frog". Would you believe I didn't keep a note of the first few letters in order and spent ages trying to work out the phrase?!

    I've really enjoyed blog hopping and have found some gorgeous new-to-me blogs which I'm now following...I guess that was the point but it's been very enjoyable. Thank you for organising this.


  27. Hi Jo, The phrase is "Eye of newt and toe of frog". Suitably Halloweeny!

  28. Jo, thank you so much for hosting the Blog hop - so much fun as usual and I loved visiting old friends and making a few new ones along the way (and collecting a freebie pattern or two, too).
    hugs, Kaye

  29. I thoroughly enjoyed hopping to the various blogs listed here. Marie @

  30. oooooh that was fun! I spent way a long time hunting on "My Frozen Sunshine" blog but found it- WOOHOO!!! Fang is darling.
    Thank you for hosting such a fun blog hop.
    The mystery phrase is:
    Eye of New Tan D Toe of Frog

    Happy Halloween! love Annette

  31. Eye of newt and toe of frog....
    This was fun...thanks for doing these blog hops!

  32. Started following! Will enjoy reading your posts.


  33. New follower. Plan to enjoy the blog hop and your posts!


  34. Thank-you this was fun. I found all the letters but one :( the one that was hidden, but figured out what it was.

    I enjoyed participating as well.

    Thanks again

  35. Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog

    I have to say though it took me awhile to find that F in of !!

    Fun and I got to see some blogs I had never seen before!

  36. Who is the designer of the little Boo Ghost at the top of your blog? He is so cute!!

  37. Thank you so much for hosting the blog hop! I enjoyed everyone's Halloween stitching & finding some new friends.

    Here's the phrase: eye of newt and toe of frog

  38. It was great fun and such great stitching too.

    The word is
    eye of newt and toe of frog.


  39. Oh I've been seing these posts on the blogosphere :D Nice team work!!
    Hope you had a spooky night :)

  40. Eye of newt and toe of frog! :D

  41. Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog hop. I discovered so many new blogs (all but 2) and now I get to see more wonderful stitchy updates on a daily basis.

    Anyway, the phrase you are looking for is:

    Eye of Newt and toe of Frog.


  42. Here is my answer for the Hop: the Mystery Phrase is "Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog" :) Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful contest, I just had lots of fun "Hopping" along tonight ;) Hope you had a Happy Hallowe'en!

  43. The mystery phrase is.... (drum roll please)... EYE OF NEWT AND TOE OF FROG

    Had a pretty good idea what it would be by the 4th letter, but followed the entire blog hop because I love seeing all things cross-stitch.

    Thanks so much for giving me a super cool evening of web surfing!

    Happy Stitching,
    Tricia Miller

  44. Thanks for the Blog Hop Jo, you know I love it :)

    I'm going for EYE OF NEWT AND TOE OF FROG for my 'guess'.

  45. This was fun to do, it is always great to find new blogs to visit. Thanks for this. The phrase is EYE OF NEWT AND TOE OF FROG.

  46. I Guess Eye Of Newt and Toe of Frog!
    Really enjoyed the blog hop, found a lot I haven't seen before!


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