Sorry to be so long getting this next step up; I have been cleaning out closets, organizing, painting and decorating.
Lay focal items on your top and take pictures. The camera gives you a better perspective and an easy way to see different options. Walk away. Look at the pictures that you took and make a decision (at least for now).
Now start stitching. I added the embellishments with a beading needle and 6 pound fireline. The embroidery was done with a #20 or 22 chenille needle and DMC perle cotton #8 and YLI Perle Crown Rayon.