This is one of my favorite things I've stitched. The design was the winning entrant in a design contest held by Woman's Day Magazine back in the 80's. We lived in MI then and this reminded me of the winters there. (Occasionally I even saw people cross country skiing past our house.) I actually stitched the biggest part of it when we only had 3 children and put it away for a while. Once our youngest was born, I did a little "unstitching", and took out the second dog from the original design, and put in a 4th child. Our dog then even resembled the dog in design. I don't know if you can tell from the picture but it's solidly stitched.
You can see how this design seems very personal to me and I thought it would be great for a "header" during January.
It hangs year round in our living room here in Texas.