The way I work is that about twice a year I haul out all my fabrics and piece a whole batch of blocks. As I piece I incorporate braids, ribbons and lace. These are then ready to stitch. Usually it is in the evenings after a busy day at work that I find time to stitch. Then they are put aside to bead. I usually bead at a table as otherwise if I try to bead in my ‘comfy chair’ they invariably get knocked and go everywhere! Adding beads and buttons is usually done in quiet moments either on the evenings or on weekends. I add beads and buttons at the end of the process because if you add them sooner during the embroidery phase your thread constantly gets tangled on the embellishments. I have found that breaking the process up like this works for me. If I did not do it this way I would not get much stitching done.