Love and Gentle Heart Sampler

sampler with swans and vases and alphabet love and the gentle heart are one same thing

I designed this sampler inspired by a Dante Alighieri poem:

Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa,
sì come il saggio in suo dittare pone,
e così esser l’un sanza l’altro osa
com’alma razional sanza ragione…

from which I translated the first sentence: Love and the gentle heart are one same thing.

Fabric 13.5x26 (34x66 cm) 28 cts Morning Mist Opalescent Lugana by Silkweaver
Threads Weeks Dye Works overdyed cotton threads: 1186 Wisteria, 1321 Williamsburg, 4125 Snowflake, 1332 Red Pear, 2152 Kentucky Bluegrass; DMC metallic stranded threads: Precious Metal Effects E168 and E317
Stitches Cross Stitch over two, Back Stitch, Pulled Eyelet Stitch