I appreciate your comments for assistance. A suggestion from Sue allowed me to find a source for parts for my Designer SE. I was able to purchase a presser foot shaft at a very reasonable price.
My Designer SE has had a good life and I want it to continue to sew for a few more years. The price of new machines is for me sky high. They are truly exceptional looking machines with a few more bells and whistles that would be helpful.
Once again, thank you for your support.