The first distelfink was carved into the side of a church in Athens, Greece in 1453. A double rosette. The stained glass rose window to be seen in modern churches to this day.
In the later Byzantine Cathedral double headed eagles were common adornments.
I’m making a hex sign for our barn.
To quilt together
what remains of my family
this turn round the sun
clover for luck
rosettes for love and romance
tulips for faith hope and charity
the sun and rain
for abundance and fertility
a horse to protect the livestock
oak leaves for strength of body and character
stars for success and happiness
birds for good fortune
for virtue and piety
and the four seasons
summer, autumn, winter, spring
all who see it
may know blessings
borne of thee.