So what to do about it? If it were possible, I think I'd make it into a nice leaf shape, but I can't figure out how to do that without leaving a fair amount of the existing outline visible.
The stitching instructions refer to it as a pear. So maybe it's a pear. . .or could be a pear. A little sketching on the traceable outline resulted in the following that creates pear-like shape that also covers all the indelible lines. Here's the new pear drawn in water erasable marker over the blob shape.
And here's the stitched shape, outlined in dark brown to match the other pears (my addition for consistency among my trio of pears) and filled with alternating rows of silver and gold Van Dyke.
So my piece has a trio of pears. Onto the next problem.