One of Johnny’s nicknames is “pickle” or “pickle pants.” I have no idea why I call him that, it just happened.
I wanted to try and vary the stitches I used on this piece so, the letters are all worked in just a simple backstitch. The outline of the pickle is done in a stem stitch (I think I’ve finally gotten the hang of that one. It’s eluded me for some reason.), the eyes are french knots, the facial features are split stitch so they stick out a little, and the pickle bumps are isolated chain stitches done a little wide.
Hopefully I’ll be finishing up another paper piece soon.