Did I say season? Oh, yes, this is Houston, Texas. We have the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, better known as RodeoHouston, the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition. (wikipedia.com) RodeoHouston is only second to the International Quilt Festival. So, it is only right that I celebrate both in my Gringos and
Cowboy Cowgirl hat, like baseball and apple pie, they go together during this time of year.
The weather during Rodeo season is just as unpredictable as bronco busting, you never know which way the cowboy will be thrown, so we have to be ready for anything here. I decided to wear a simple dress I made to go with my boots or my house shoes, slippers to some of you. The day started with a bank of fog all over and a slight chill, and ended up by mid-morning at nearly 70 degrees. This is why we call it Rodeo season.
It’s quite fun dressing in Houston, because you can actually have the best of both worlds…excluding the summers. I get to sew summer clothes during the “Winter”
. I made this dress from McCalls 6346, which is now out-of-print, but my lovely boots are new to my wardrobe. These Old Gringo
boots, as they are branded, are the most comfortable I have ever worn. The website says: “Our distinctive style makes us a life style brand with a vast following unlike the average “cowboy boot” company.
They have a “following,” now that is interesting.
We all migrate at some point in our lives to a particular brand or style whether it be in fashion, cars, or sewing machines. We all have a preference. Why that is the case only we personally know ourselves, and explaining it is useless. I like sewing with Bernina sewing machines, and wearing Old Gringos, simple as that, no explanation needed.
Out of curiosity, have any of you ever been to RodeoHouston or just plain enjoy wearing cowboy boots and hats during any season?