That would be the lever that lifts my presser foot. Snapped right off. I guess the look on my face was hysterical. I was very puzzled at first as to what had happened. My machine is 10 years old, a Bicor VX1005 made by Brother. After realizing the problem, I did what anyone would do. Got out my Packer tool box.
Turns out it will be an easy fix, if I can get a new lever. I emailed 2 companies who said no, and today I managed to find another one, and I called them. He assured me he will "fix me up" and he will call tomorrow. Fingers crossed!