I made several attempts to eyeball the placement of the 6 points of the star before I realized that I must have missed something in her directions. Back I went to Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread article on Stitch Play for Stars and Snowflakes (http://www.needlenthread.com/2012/07/stitch-play-petals-spokes-spacing.html
Am I glad I did. There is a website that graphs these points out based on your specifications (http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/polar/). Very helpful! Looking much better now! I have it plotted out on graph paper if anyone is interested. Happy Holidays!