Save the Stitches, Block 8

This is Block 8 of Save the Stitches from Blackwork Journey. I’m doing it in black with red (DMC E815), blue (DMC E3843), and purple (DMC E3837) metallic thread instead of gold, silver, and copper. I don’t know why I decided to pick this up again; I think I last worked on it in April 2014. I haven’t decided whether or not I will continue working on it now since I’d want to do blocks 9, 10, and 11 (the whole next row) and I don’t know if I’m up for that much blackwork right now. I am also trying to get blackwork for two Christmas cards finished in time for Christmas and I’ve barely started the first one.

Here is the whole thing so far:

Save the Stitches, Blocks 1-8