I am now calling this piece finished.
I actually stitched a bit more and ended up not liking it at all. It is a hazard of working without a real plan and on paper (that is by nature not forgiving to mistakes). But after I took out the section directly above the flower, I didn’t even mind having the holes there. I don’t mind them. And they aren’t distracting. In fact, I wonder if you even noticed them in the photo without me pointing them out.