Then I started playing with the design and I ended up with this:
Not at all like what I started with, is it?
Interesting sometimes, how designs evolve...
Now I'm thinking this second design would be better as a snowflake so I'd like it to have six sides! Done in one pass (of course) and I made it so that the threads end up at one of the points when you're finished so you can use the ends as a hanging loop and no need to hide them. Perfect. But, if you were wanting it as a six-sided motif, then would it look better if the threads finished between two "arms" or at the tip of one again?