Embroidery in progress - "Hope"

Hi everyone,

How have you all been? Here in Erlangen, all are waiting for the Erlangen Bergkirchweih Carnival to start. This is a 12 day folk carnival in which everyone drinks buckets of beer. Not sure what's the big deal about it though. Everyone here seems to drink buckets of beer otherwise also.

My latest embroidery is progressing well. Last week I added a few more small flower bunches to my "hope".
When I started with the negative space embroidery, my idea was to fill the entire space outside the letters with several flowers. But now as I add on components to it, I am forced to rethink. Should I crowd the space with flowers or should I go for selective flowers and more greens?  I want a balance of colors, flamboyant but elegant.....

Here's what I've done till now,

 I added a bunch of eyelet stitch inspired flowers to all the letters. Well, not exactly eyelet stitch,but straight stitch flowers converging at the center, with a dash of french knots.

Some bullion flowers in two shades , not variegated threads, but one strand of one color each with feather stitch leaves

So this is how it looks right now.  How would you continue from this stage? A few more bunches and a lot of greens?
What about the center of the letters ? That's another section that needs to be filled up if it has to be negative. Thoughts,thoughts...

Love,luck and sunshine (lots here..I see dramatic transformation in clothes!!!)