1. Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, center white wool A snowman and brown wool B and C arms on black wool D mitten; pin in place.
2. Using two strands of white embroidery floss, blanket-stitch snowman in place. To blanket-stitch, pull needle up at A, form a reverse L shape with floss, and hold angle of L shape in place with your thumb (Blanket Stitch Diagram). Push needle down at B and come up at C to secure stitch. Continue in same manner.
3. Using two strands of brown embroidery floss and a couching stitch, sew arms in place. To make a couching stitch, work small stitches, 1/4" to 3/8" apart, back and forth over arm (Couching Stitch Diagram).
4. Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, use a quilter’s pencil to outline snowman’s carrot nose. Using two strands of bright orange embroidery floss, fill in area with satin stitching (Satin Stitch Diagram).
5. Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, use two strands of black embroidery floss to stitch French knots for snowman’s eyes and mouth. To make a French knot, pull needle and floss through at point where knot is desired (A on the French Knot Diagram). Wrap floss around needle twice without twisting it. Insert tip of needle into fabric at B, 1/16" away from A. Gently push wraps down needle to meet fabric. Pull needle and trailing floss through fabric slowly and smoothly.
6. Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, use two strands of green embroidery floss to make three Xs for buttons on snowman appliqué.
7. Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, use two strands of white embroidery floss to make a star-stitch snowflake. To make a star stitch, pull needle up at A, then push it down at B (Star Stitch Diagram). Bring needle up at C and push it down at D. Pull needle up at E and push it down at F. Pull needle up at G and push it down at H to complete a star stitch.
8. Repeat Step 7 to make nine star-stitch snowflakes total.